Best Colleges for Social Sciences

6,806

Graduates Per Year

$41K

Average Salary

#68

Most Popular Major

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

13.02% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

106

Landscape Architecture

107

Social Sciences

108

Human Sciences

Racial Diversity

Asian

5%

744

Black

14%

2,088

Latino

17%

2,550

White

55%

8,151

Other

9%

1,413

Financial Diversity

0-30k

31%

70,534

30-48k

17%

37,458

48-75k

16%

36,636

75-110k

14%

31,395

110k +

22%

48,701

Geographic Diversity

In State

70%

112,025

Out State

26%

41,383

Int'l

4%

6,884

Gender Diversity

Male

34%

5,301

Female

66%

10,497

Social Sciences Programs

28%

Most Racially Diverse

58%

Most Financially Diverse

57%

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

University of Southern California

Most Financially Diverse

Western Oregon University

Most Geographically Diverse

University of Southern California

Most Diverse Social Sciences Programs

By State

CT

By Region

Far West

By Conference

University Athletic Association

STUDENTS

College often can be a vastly formative adventure in one's life; it's an occasion for personal progress and expansion. Students try to figure out their values and learn many of the needed skills to become a prosperous adult. But growth goes far beyond a classroom environment - the interactions one has with their peers, the funny story received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different vantage point. As such, a diverse campus greatly enhances what one gains from the time spent at college.

Social Sciences is a more ethnically diverse subject than average*. 55% of the US' Social Sciences majors are white students, followed by latino students (17%), black students (14%), and students of other races**(9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

Furthermore, Social Sciences significatly skews female, with nearly 2/3 of students majoring in Social Sciences identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Providence College in Providence, RI.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Social Sciences is around the middle of the pack for economic diversity (58th percentile). 31% of its majors come from families bringing in less than $30,000 a year, 17% are from families that earn between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 22% grew up in very high income families. Western Oregon University has the most fiscally diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CT is the most diverse state for Social Sciences. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association 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: 5%
  • Black: 14%
  • Latino: 17%
  • White: 55%
  • Other: 9%
Gender Diversity
  • Male: 34%
  • Female: 66%
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 31%
  • 30k - 48k: 17%
  • 48k - 75k: 16%
  • 75k - 110k: 14%
  • Over 110k: 22%
Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%
  • Out of State: 26%
  • International: 4%