History at Northwestern University
Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois and has a total student population of 22,603. Of the 2,722 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2021, 67 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.
Northwestern History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
Northwestern History Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 Master’s Degree Schools||165|
|Most Focused History Schools||712|
History Student Demographics at Northwestern
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Northwestern University.
Northwestern History Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||8|
Northwestern History Master’s Program
Of the students who received a history master's degree from Northwestern, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Northwestern also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 10 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within History
If you plan to be a history major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Northwestern University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
- Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
- Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies
- Social Sciences
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 IL, the home state for Northwestern University.
|Occupation||Jobs in IL||Average Salary in IL|
|High School Teachers||43,720||$72,370|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||940||$45,210|
*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 Madcoverboy at en.wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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