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History at Brooklyn College

If you plan to study history, take a look at what Brooklyn College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, New York and has a total student population of 17,735. Of the 3,219 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 2021, 30 of them were history majors.

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

Brooklyn College History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History
  • Master’s Degree in History

Brooklyn College History Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how Brooklyn College performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The history major at Brooklyn College 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular History Master’s Degree Schools 108
Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools 209
Most Popular History Schools 245
Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 394

In 2021, 8 students received their master’s degree in history from Brooklyn College. This makes it the #108 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do History Graduates from Brooklyn College Make?

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at Brooklyn College is $27,830. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $28,881 for all history students.


History Student Demographics at Brooklyn College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn College History Bachelor’s Program

40% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 30 students who earned a bachelor's degree in History from Brooklyn College in 2020-2021, 60% were men and 40% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 22% 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 Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 14
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Brooklyn College History Master’s Program

50% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 50% of history master's degrees went to men and 50% went to women.


In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 63% of degree recipients. That is 35% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a master's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Brooklyn College also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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 Brooklyn College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Managers 16,600 $124,160
History Professors 2,050 $93,000
Curators 1,570 $73,850
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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