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History at Hunter College

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

Hunter is located in New York, New York and approximately 24,052 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 62 students received a bachelor's degree in history from Hunter.

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

Hunter History Degrees Available

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

Hunter History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Hunter 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 Hunter 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
Best Value History Schools 195
Most Focused History Master’s Degree Schools 289
Most Focused History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 521

In 2021, 3 students received their master’s degree in history from Hunter. This makes it the #246 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Hunter History Graduates

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at Hunter is $25,141. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $28,881 for all history students.


History Student Demographics at Hunter

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

Hunter History Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 62 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in history from Hunter in 2021, 48% were men and 52% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at Hunter since its program graduates 9% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 39% 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 Hunter College with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 20
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Hunter History Master’s Program

100% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 3 students who graduated with a master’s in history from Hunter in 2021, 100% were men and 0% were women.


In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 100% of degree recipients. That is 72% better than the national average.*

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

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

Hunter 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 Hunter 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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