History at George Washington University
GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. Of the 3,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2021, 66 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.
GWU History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
GWU History Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at GWU 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 history major at GWU 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.
|Best Value History Doctor’s Degree Schools||21|
|Most Popular History Doctor’s Degree Schools||68|
How Much Do History Graduates from GWU Make?
The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $42,168. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 46% higher than the national average of $28,881 for all history bachelor's degree recipients.
History Student Demographics at GWU
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at George Washington University.
GWU History Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
GWU History Master’s Program
Of the students who received a history master's degree from GWU, 67% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
GWU also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 3 students 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 DC, the home state for George Washington University.
|Occupation||Jobs in DC||Average Salary in DC|
|High School Teachers||3,850||$65,180|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||460||$68,460|
*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 Michiel1972 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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