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Political Science & Government at Hunter College

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Political Science & Government at Hunter College

If you plan to study political science and government, 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 has a total student population of 24,052. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 105 students received a bachelor's degree in political science from Hunter.

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

Hunter Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Hunter Political Science & Government Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the political science progam at Hunter compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 political science major at Hunter is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. 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 Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 102

Earnings of Hunter Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Hunter is $34,670. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 5% higher than the national average of $33,089 for all political science bachelor's degree recipients.


Political Science Student Demographics at Hunter

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

Hunter Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

62% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 38% of political science bachelor's degrees went to men and 62% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 19% more racial-ethnic minorities in its political science 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 political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 35
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Hunter also has a doctoral program available in political science. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science 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
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Political Science Professors 1,680 $125,360
Economics Professors 1,650 $129,370
Economists 750 $127,520
Political Scientists 90 $122,440


*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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