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2023 Social Sciences Popularity

There are about 117,405 students enrolled in Social Sciences in the USA.

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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.

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