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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

There are about 4,306 students enrolled in American Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

921

Vs. National Avg.

-91%

popularity Rank

#255

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$33K

Vs. National Avg.

37%

cost Rank

#50

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$47K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

salary Rank

#85

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

17%

professors Rank

#96

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

9%

students Rank

#46

AMERICAN STUDIES DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Not many undergrads decide to pursue a degree in american studies. Each subject gives out around 6,200 undergrad degrees per annum; last May, 1,207 students completed bachelor's degrees in american studies, making it the 196th most popular subject nationally. 87 of those students attended California State University-Fullerton, which proudly has the largest department in the United States of America, and 248 of those degrees were earned at institutions in California.

Picking the right college can probably not be easy, as undergrad degrees in american studies are available at 204 colleges nationally. Four-year degrees in american studies are only 6.3% more universally available than the average subject, making it the 100th most commonly offered area of study.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While last spring, nearly 7 out of 9 degrees in american studies were undergraduate degrees; 21% were advanced degrees. American studies is the 219th most popular grad degree in the US, with 321 degrees conferred. For context, american studies is 88% less popular among postgraduate students than the average subject.

In Total, 1,528 students received a bachelor's or higher in american studies last spring.

ONLINE AMERICAN STUDIES DEGREES

2 of those 1,528 students (0.1%) did all their school work remotely - 0 undergraduates and 2 postgraduate students. It's presently the 293rd most in-demand online advanced degree, and 99.7% shy of the US average (616).

PARTIALLY ONLINE AMERICAN STUDIES DEGREES

  • 118 students last year were granted four-year degrees in american studies partially online
  • American studies is the 105th most commonly offered partially online bachelor's degree nationally
  • 9.78% of all college degree in american studies are completed partially online
  • 1.57% of College of Coastal Georgia's​ last undergraduate class majored in american studies partially online, higher than any other institution in the United States of America
  • 80% of last May's partially online degrees in american studies were undergrad degrees; 20% were grad degrees
  • The average subject gives out 1,368 yearly bachelor's degrees partially online

IN-PERSON AMERICAN STUDIES DEGREES

  • 1,079 students earned undergraduate degrees in american studies comprehensively in-person last spring
  • 52 institutions around the nation offer an undergraduate degree in american studies fully in-person
  • 89.4% of all undergraduate degree in american studies are earned entirely in-person
  • The University of California-Berkeley​ conferred the most in-person undergrad degrees in american studies in the United States (84)
  • American studies is the 201st most popular fully in-person postgrad degree in the nation
  • On average, each subject had around 4,293 entirely in-person undergrad degrees last spring

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for American Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA | www.fullerton.edu/

68%

Acceptance

46,245

Students

#490

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | www.wellesley.edu/

20%

Acceptance

2,735

Students

#31

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Connecticut College

New London, CT | www.conncoll.edu/

38%

Acceptance

1,928

Students

#91

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT | www.wesleyan.edu/

21%

Acceptance

3,599

Students

#67

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA | https://www.brandeis.edu/

33%

Acceptance

6,403

Students

#65

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA | https://www.wm.edu/

42%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#87

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Amherst College

Amherst, MA | www.amherst.edu/

12%

Acceptance

1,940

Students

#29

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Smith College

Northampton, MA | www.smith.edu/

37%

Acceptance

3,277

Students

#95

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for American Studies

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

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