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2023 Near and Middle Eastern Studies Popularity

There are about 731 students enrolled in Near and Middle Eastern Studies in the USA.

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Near and middle eastern studies is the 336th most popular degree in America, with 250 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #337 Geological Engineering.

The degree is offered at a total of 61 colleges across the nation, and is the 244th most widely offered degree. Given that near and middle eastern studies is offered at 35% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that a little less than one in three colleges offering near and middle eastern studies are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

The mid east produces the most near and middle eastern studies graduates, largely led by Fordham University, while it’s the Ivy League that leads conference totals. As far as states, Massachusetts ranks highest, with particular help from Brandeis University and Harvard University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more near and middle eastern studies graduates than Georgetown University, which graduated 17 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study near and middle eastern studies). More students studied near and middle eastern studies as a percentage of total students at Brandeis University than any other college.

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