Best Colleges for Humanities

1,845

Graduates Per Year

$40K

Average Salary

#155

Most Popular Major

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

12.94% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

108

Human Sciences

109

Humanities

110

Food Science

Racial Diversity

Asian

6%

198

Black

9%

303

Latino

22%

744

White

53%

1,761

Other

10%

339

Financial Diversity

0-30k

27%

48,071

30-48k

16%

28,396

48-75k

16%

29,296

75-110k

14%

25,504

110k +

26%

47,019

Geographic Diversity

In State

72%

93,740

Out State

24%

31,086

Int'l

4%

5,622

Gender Diversity

Male

29%

1,035

Female

71%

2,478

Humanities Programs

#98

Most Racially Diverse

29%

Most Financially Diverse

68%

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Most Financially Diverse

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Most Geographically Diverse

New York University

Most Diverse Humanities Programs

By State

NY

By Region

Mid East

By Conference

Conference USA

STUDENTS

College often is one of the most constructive adventures in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual progress and expansion. Undergraduates start to capture what they want to become and develop the necessary skills to be a successful member of society. But learning is deeper than what one learns in a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with her peers, the personal lesson gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. As such, a diverse student experience tremendously enhances what you gain from your time at university.

Humanities is a more racially diverse subject than average*. 53% of the nation's Humanities majors are white students, followed by latino students (22%), students of other races**(10%), and black students (9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is The University of Texas at San Antonio located in San Antonio, TX.

Furthermore, Humanities significatly skews female, with 71% of students majoring in Humanities identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Lander University in Greenwood, SC.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Humanities ranks in the top 29% of focuses for class diversity. 27% of its majors come from families taking in less than $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income households, and 26% grew up in homes with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of Wisconsin-Parkside is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Humanities. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Conference USA is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 6%
  • Black: 9%
  • Latino: 22%
  • White: 53%
  • Other: 10%
Gender Diversity
  • Male: 29%
  • Female: 71%
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 27%
  • 30k - 48k: 16%
  • 48k - 75k: 16%
  • 75k - 110k: 14%
  • Over 110k: 26%
Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%
  • Out of State: 24%
  • International: 4%