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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
34,512
declining 7.53%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,904
growing 3.85%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$32,900
growing 4.35%
Average Wage
$83,339
growing 2.81%
People in Workforce
988,521
growing 0.54%
Average Employee Age
44.5
growing 0.48%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in History and the types of students that study this field. American Public University System awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Wabash College and Bryn Athyn College of the New Church have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in History. Tuition costs for History majors are, on average, $6,904 for in-state public colleges, and $32,900 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with History programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ History graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most History majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for History majors, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in History in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in History is 44.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold History degrees, and White students earn the majority (24,543) of the degrees.

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Skills

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

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 History 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 Writing is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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