History at Princeton University
Princeton is located in Princeton, New Jersey and has a total student population of 7,853. Of the 1,175 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 2021, 54 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.
Princeton History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
Princeton History Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Princeton 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 Princeton 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.
|Most Focused History Master’s Degree Schools||22|
|Most Popular History Schools||93|
|Most Popular History Bachelor’s Degree Schools||116|
History Student Demographics at Princeton
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Princeton University.
Princeton History Bachelor’s Program
About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Princeton are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% 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 Princeton University with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||8|
Princeton History Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Princeton University with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Princeton also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 8 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 completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Princeton University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
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 NJ, the home state for Princeton University.
|Occupation||Jobs in NJ||Average Salary in NJ|
|High School Teachers||29,140||$76,390|
*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 Quantockgoblin under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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