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Ethnic Studies at American University

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Ethnic Studies at American University

Every ethnic studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the ethnic studies program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 19 students received a bachelor's degree in ethnic studies from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Ethnic Studies section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Ethnic Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies

The American University Ethnic Studies Rankings

The ethnic studies major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Ethnic Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ethnic Studies Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ethnic studies majors at American University.

The American University Ethnic Studies Bachelor’s Program

100% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The ethnic studies program at The American University awarded 19 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 0% of these degrees went to men with the other 100% going to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in ethnic studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

The American University also has a doctoral program available in ethnic studies. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Ethnic Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in ethnic studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Interpreters and Translators 490 $93,730


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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