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History at Rutgers University - Newark

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History at Rutgers University - Newark

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 Rutgers University - Newark stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and approximately 13,231 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 24 students received a bachelor's degree in history from Rutgers Newark.

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

Rutgers Newark History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History
  • Master’s Degree in History

Rutgers Newark History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Rutgers Newark compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 Rutgers Newark 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
Most Focused History Doctor’s Degree Schools 139
Best History Schools 148
Most Popular History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 308

In 2021, 11 students received their master’s degree in history from Rutgers Newark. This makes it the #71 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #140 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Rutgers Newark History Graduates

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers Newark is $30,125. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 4% higher than the national average of $28,881 for all history bachelor's degree recipients.


History Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

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

Rutgers Newark History Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 24 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in history from Rutgers Newark in 2021, 46% were men and 54% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at Rutgers Newark since its program graduates 11% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 60% 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 Rutgers University - Newark with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Rutgers Newark History Master’s Program

45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 11 students who earned a master's degree in History from Rutgers Newark in 2020-2021, 55% were men and 45% were women.


Of the students who received a history master's degree from Rutgers Newark, 82% 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 history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Rutgers Newark also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - Newark.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
High School Teachers 29,140 $76,390
Managers 18,370 $138,820
History Professors 750 $91,270
Curators 120 $75,750
Historians 80 $76,320


*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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