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2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

There are about 2,306 students enrolled in Native American Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

428

Vs. National Avg.

-97%

popularity Rank

#342

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$18K

Vs. National Avg.

-25%

cost Rank

#347

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$37K

Vs. National Avg.

-9%

salary Rank

#342

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#207

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

students Rank

#339

SUMMARY

A degree in Native American Studies is not only a valuable choice, but often a necessary first step for scholars wishing to pursue a career as a museum curator, a native american history teacher, or a tribal administrator. Interestingly, native american studies is a ​unique major coming in at the 341st most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 241 native american studies graduates. In-state tuition for native american studies at private universities is, on average, 6.6 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With only 53 institutions having programs for native american studies there might be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other native american studies students, look at colleges in Hawaii which have the most undergraduates admitted to native american studies annually. More generally, the top region to pursue native american studies is in the Far West region with Humboldt State University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of Hawaii at Manoa best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in native american studies is the Big West Conference with University of California-Davis, University of California-Riverside, and University of Hawaii at Manoa representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for native american studies is Dartmouth College.

The best school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There might be tons more perspectives to consider when choosing school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your choice of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which native american studies university has the top campus, the answer is San Diego State University. If you are mostly interested in which school is home to the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for native american studies is Dartmouth College. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to discover more about Authority's top choices. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If cost is a major influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for native american studies, at least for out of state attendance. We have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the price tag at Dartmouth College&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that native american studies is the 325th most expensive program in the US, with an average bill of $21,700. On a broader scale, the most costly state for native american studies in the country is New Hampshire demonstrated with a cost of $55,605 at the main university in the state Dartmouth College. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for native american studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for native american studies is the Plains region which is represented by Haskell Indian Nations University with a cost of $0, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a cost of $31,616, and Oglala Lakota College with a cost of $2,016. On the bright side, the most affordable school for native american studies is Oglala Lakota College. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8,800 for a degree in native american studies. The price balloons intensely to an average of $23,100 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the university constituting the best value for native american studies: Dartmouth College. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for native american studies students can differ, but within two years graduation students will often make around $43,800. There is much variation in earnings; highest paid earners can rake in up to $78,100. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the native american studies field earn $25,100, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from native american studies studied at Dartmouth College&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of native american studies ranks quite poor, ranking in only the 14th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for native american studies is Dartmouth College&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Native American Studies is only within the 41st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 12th percentile. Students who are not asian, white, black, or latino make up the largest share at 77% of scholars majoring in native american studies. Additionally, 77% of undergrads pursuing a native american studies degree are women.

The median score of native american studies professors is 4.25 stars, a ranking that is 6% above the average for all majors; this is a pretty good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular native american studies instructor nationally, consider looking up Bernard Comeau from Tacoma Community College. It may be shocking, but the best ranked instructors of native american studies by student come from Ball State University. As we including data beyond simply rankings we find that the university with the best instructors for native american studies is University of California-Davis. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for native american studies is Dartmouth College. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you understand that considering higher education with context mainly derived from superlatives might cause problems. We encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on individual schools and explore a few of Authority's helpful background pages on essential details to consider as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI | https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

84%

Acceptance

20,702

Students

#407

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS | https://ku.edu/

91%

Acceptance

30,983

Students

#535

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT | www.montana.edu/

81%

Acceptance

18,756

Students

#1140

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK | www.uaf.edu/

67%

Acceptance

11,413

Students

#978

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Durant, OK | www.se.edu/

79%

Acceptance

6,534

Students

#2296

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, SD | www.olc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,755

Students

#3697

Ranking

$3K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY | https://www.colgate.edu/

27%

Acceptance

3,112

Students

#51

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA | www.uiowa.edu/

84%

Acceptance

34,495

Students

#315

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, OK | www.ou.edu/

83%

Acceptance

31,445

Students

#440

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA | www.sdsu.edu/

37%

Acceptance

38,336

Students

#154

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Native American Studies

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

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