Military History

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

235

declining 5.24%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,384

growing 2.7%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$24,200

growing 4.49%

Average Wage

$89,145

growing 3.75%

People in Workforce

1.03M

growing 0.363%

Average Employee Age

44.3

declining 0.3%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Military History degree recipients are Charles Town, WV, , and West Point, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Military History degree recipients are West Point, NY, Air Force Academy, CO, and Charles Town, WV. The most common degree awarded to students studying Military History is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Military History and the types of students that study this field. American Public University System awards the most degrees in Military History in the US, but Norwich University and United States Military Academy have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Military History.

Tuition costs for Military History majors are, on average, $6,384 for in-state public colleges, and $24,200 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Military History programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (5 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private for-profit, 4-year or above (131 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Military History

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Military History, is Private for-profit, 4-year or above (131 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Military History programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,384

Median In-State Public

$24,200

Median Out of State Private

American Public University System has the most Military History degree recipients, with 131 degrees awarded in 2017.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Military History.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Military History programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Norwich University and United States Military Academy have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Military History, with 4.65% and 1.41%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Military History

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Military History 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 Military History.

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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.

The average salary for History majors is $89,145 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most History majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$89,145

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,484

3.75%

1 Year Growth

± 3.84%

The average salary for History majors is $89,145 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that History 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 History majors working as Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Judicial law clerks.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for History majors are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

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1.03M

2018 Workforce

± 24,860

0.363%

1 Year Growth

± 3.4%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.363%, from 1.03M in 2017 to 1.03M in 2018.

The largest single share of History graduates go on to work as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (9.66%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in History by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common industries that employ History majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

1.03M

2018 Workforce

± 24,860

0.363%

1 Year Growth

± 3.4%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.363%, from 1.03M in 2017 to 1.03M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most History 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 History.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

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

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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 44.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold History degrees, and White students earn the majority (198) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

44.3

Average Age in 2018

± 0.333 Years

0.3%

1 Year Change

± 1.08%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in History. The most common ages of employees with this major are 33 and 31 years old, which represent 3.29% and 3.16% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Military History are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common degree types held by the working population in History are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (90.2%)

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

    198 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Military History 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 Male

    56 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Male

    4 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Military History. White Male 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 Military History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    8,195 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    8,162 degree recipients

  3. Korea

    4,979 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. New Zealand

    7.69 times more than expected

  2. United Kingdom, not specified

    5.15 times more than expected

  3. Israel

    4.88 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in New Zealand that hold History degrees (7.69 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 India (8,195 degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 Military 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 Management of Financial Resources 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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