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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
14,715
declining -3.51%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,918
growing 3.25%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$36,232
growing 3.06%
Average Wage
$87,851
growing 3.8%
People in Workforce
3.53M
growing 2.47%
Average Employee Age
43
growing 0.29%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in International Relations & Affairs and the types of students that study this field.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Social Sciences in the US.

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the International Relations & Affairs field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in International Relations & Affairs and the types of students that study this field. American University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Institute of World Politics and SIT Graduate Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in International Relations & Affairs. Tuition costs for International Relations & Affairs majors are, on average, $6,918 for in-state public colleges, and $36,232 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with International Relations & Affairs programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Social Sciences majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Social Sciences majors, by average wage, is Tobacco manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Social Sciences in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Social Sciences is 43, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Social Sciences degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,963) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the International Relations & Affairs field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. International Relations & Affairs majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that International Relations & Affairs majors need more than the average amount of Systems Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, and Negotiation.

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 International Relations & Affairs 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 Systems Analysis is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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