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History at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

Every history school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the history program at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona stacks up to those at other schools.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 students received a bachelor's degree in history from Penn State Altoona.

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

Penn State Altoona History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History

Penn State Altoona History Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how Penn State Altoona 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 Penn State Altoona 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
Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 164
Best Value History Schools 169
Most Focused History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 476
Most Popular History Schools 1,048

How Much Do History Graduates from Penn State Altoona Make?

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State Altoona is $27,900. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $28,200 for all history students.


History Student Demographics at Penn State Altoona

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona.

Penn State Altoona History Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 4 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in history from Penn State Altoona in 2019, 50% were men and 50% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% women. So female students are more repesented at Penn State Altoona since its program graduates 8% more women than average.

Penn State Altoona Gender Breakdown of History Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Penn State Altoona 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 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona with a bachelor's in history.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Penn State Altoona also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2019, 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 PA, the home state for Pennsylvania State University - Altoona.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
Managers 11,060 $126,290
History Professors 1,000 $93,300
Curators 670 $53,840
Museum Technicians and Conservators 600 $42,700


*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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