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History at Queens College

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

QC is located in Queens, New York and approximately 19,700 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 59 history majors received their bachelor's degree from QC.

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

QC History Degrees Available

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

QC History Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The history major at QC 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 Focused History Master’s Degree Schools 68
Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 71
Most Popular History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 102
Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools 148

In 2021, 16 students received their master’s degree in history from QC. This makes it the #32 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of QC History Graduates

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at QC is $32,570. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 13% higher than the national average of $28,881 for all history bachelor's degree recipients.


History Student Demographics at QC

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

QC History Bachelor’s Program

58% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 59 students who earned a bachelor's degree in History from QC in 2020-2021, 42% were men and 58% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at QC since its program graduates 15% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 27% 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 Queens College with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 27
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

QC History Master’s Program

81% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 history majors earned their master's degree from QC. Of these graduates, 19% were men and 81% were women.


Of the students who received a history master's degree from QC, 69% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 31% 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 Queens College with a master's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

QC 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 Queens 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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