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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

1,006

growing 1.72%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$9,341

growing 6.17%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$46,520

growing 7.02%

Average Wage

$77,806

growing 12.9%

People in Workforce

160,985

declining 2.8%

Average Employee Age

41

growing 0.688%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Other Area Studies degree recipients are Chapel Hill, NC, Seattle, WA, and Columbia, MO. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Area Studies degree recipients are Chapel Hill, NC, Millersville, PA, and Williamsburg, VA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Area Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Area Studies and the types of students that study this field. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awards the most degrees in Other Area Studies in the US, but Trinity College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Area Studies.

Tuition costs for Other Area Studies majors are, on average, $9,341 for in-state public colleges, and $46,520 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Area Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (37 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (871 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Area Studies, is Public, 4-year or above (871 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$9,341

Median In-State Public

$46,520

Median Out of State Private

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most Other Area Studies degree recipients, with 246 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other Area Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Trinity College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Area Studies, with 3.89% and 2.66%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Area Studies

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Other Area Studies by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Other Area Studies.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cultural & Gender Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Cultural & Gender Studies majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

$77,806

Average Wage in Workforce

± $5,804

12.9%

1 Year Growth

± 8.77%

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Cultural & Gender Studies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Cultural & Gender Studies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Cultural & Gender Studies majors working as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Operations research analysts, and Writers & authors.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Cultural & Gender Studies majors are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Financial managers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

160,985

2017 Workforce

± 9,845

2.8%

1 Year Growth

± 8.84%

The number of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 2.8%, from 165,621 in 2016 to 160,985 in 2017.

The largest single share of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (7.15%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Cultural & Gender Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

160,985

2017 Workforce

± 9,845

2.8%

1 Year Growth

± 8.84%

The number of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.8%, from 165,621 in 2016 to 160,985 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Cultural & Gender Studies graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Cultural & Gender Studies majors.

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Diversity

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 41, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Cultural & Gender Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (586) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

41

Average Age in 2017

± 0.782 Years

0.688%

1 Year Change

± 2.65%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 33 years old, which represent 4.39% and 3.8% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other Area Studies are Bachelors Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Cultural & Gender Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (68.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    586 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    79 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Area Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    348 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    163 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    79 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Other Area Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Area Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,842 degree recipients

  2. Korea

    1,184 degree recipients

  3. Japan

    1,010 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Japan

    8.17 times more than expected

  2. England

    4.81 times more than expected

  3. France

    3.9 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Japan that hold Cultural & Gender Studies degrees (8.17 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (1,842 degree recipients).

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