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Area Studies at Rutgers University - Newark

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Area Studies at Rutgers University - Newark

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

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and has a total student population of 13,231.

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

Rutgers Newark Area Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Area Studies
  • Doctorate Degree in Area Studies

Rutgers Newark Area Studies Rankings

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There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in area studies, making the school the #19 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Area Studies Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the area studies majors at Rutgers University - Newark.

Rutgers Newark Area Studies Master’s Program

50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The area studies program at Rutgers Newark awarded 4 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 50% of these degrees went to men with the other 50% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 40% men graduate in area studies each year. Rutgers Newark does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 10% more men than average.


Of the students who received a area studies master's degree from Rutgers Newark, 75% 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 Rutgers University - Newark with a master's in area studies.

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

Careers That Area Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in area studies 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 Rutgers University - Newark.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ


*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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