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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 3.83%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 12.4%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.38%
Average Wage
growing 3.01%
People in Workforce
growing 4.7%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.77%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Near & Middle Eastern Studies and the types of students that study this field. George Washington University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Brandeis University and Hood College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Near & Middle Eastern Studies. Tuition costs for Near & Middle Eastern Studies majors are, on average, $10,768 for in-state public colleges, and $47,418 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Near & Middle Eastern Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cultural & Gender Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Cultural & Gender Studies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Cultural & Gender Studies majors, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet).


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies is 40.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Cultural & Gender Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (351) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Near & Middle Eastern Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Near & Middle Eastern Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Near & Middle Eastern Studies majors need more than the average amount of Science, Learning Strategies, and Instructing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Near & Middle Eastern Studies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Science is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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