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Political Science & Government at Lafayette College

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Political Science & Government at Lafayette College

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

Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and approximately 2,514 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 61 political science majors received their bachelor's degree from Lafayette.

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.

Lafayette Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Lafayette Political Science & Government Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks political science programs across the country. The following shows how Lafayette 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 political science major at Lafayette 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 Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Political Science & Government Schools 26
Most Popular Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 195
Most Popular Political Science & Government Schools 209
Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 270

How Much Do Political Science Graduates from Lafayette Make?

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Lafayette is $46,408. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 40% higher than the national average of $33,089 for all political science bachelor's degree recipients.


Political Science Student Demographics at Lafayette

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

Lafayette Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 61 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Lafayette. About 34% were men and 66% were women.


About 66% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Lafayette are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's in political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 40
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Lafayette 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 PA, the home state for Lafayette College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Economics Professors 710 $131,060
Economists 610 $87,630
Political Science Professors 540 $100,620
Political Scientists 100 $102,110


*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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