Best Colleges for Social Sciences

6,806

Graduates Per Year

$41K

Average Salary

#68

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

6,806

11% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

343

79% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

67

Information Technology Administration and Management

7,229

68

Social Sciences

6,806

69

Animal Sciences

6,605

Most Widely Offered Degrees

66

/

405

Rare

Common

offeringnot offering18%18%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicprivate64%64%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Far West

1,973
University of Oregon

By State

New York

1,254
Bard College

By Conference

Pacific-12 Conference

970
University of Oregon

By School

Arizona Western College

391

POPULARITY

Social sciences is the 68th most popular degree in America, with 6,806 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #69 Animal Sciences, and narrowly lost to #67 Information Technology Administration and Management.

The degree is offered at a total of 343 colleges across the nation, and is the 66th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 18% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 64% of colleges offering social sciences are public making it a quite accessible field.

The far west produces the most social sciences graduates, largely led by University of Oregon, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from Bard College and Mercy College.

All that being said, no individual school produces more social sciences graduates than Arizona Western College, which graduated 391 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 social sciences). More students studied social sciences as a percentage of total students at Bard College than any other college.