History at Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 30,135. In 2021, 133 history majors received their bachelor's degree from Columbia.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.
Columbia History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
Columbia History Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Columbia compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The history major at Columbia is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for History. 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.
|Most Focused History Master’s Degree Schools||51|
|Most Focused History Bachelor’s Degree Schools||568|
History Student Demographics at Columbia
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Columbia History Bachelor’s Program
About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Columbia are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its history bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||5|
|Hispanic or Latino||12|
Columbia History Master’s Program
In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 32% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||6|
Columbia also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 18 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within History
History majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Columbia University in the City of New York. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
- Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies
- Communication & Journalism
- Social Sciences
Careers That History Grads May Go Into
A degree in history can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.
|Occupation||Jobs in NY||Average Salary in NY|
|High School Teachers||74,830||$85,300|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||1,490||$56,040|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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