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Political Science & Government at Skidmore College

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Political Science & Government at Skidmore College

What traits are you looking for in a political science school? To help you decide if Skidmore College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's political science program.

Skidmore is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and has a total student population of 2,582. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 39 students received a bachelor's degree in political science from Skidmore.

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

Skidmore Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Skidmore Political Science & Government Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the political science progam at Skidmore 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 political science major at Skidmore is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. 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 Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 200
Best Political Science & Government Schools 204
Best Value Political Science & Government Schools 606

Earnings of Skidmore Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Skidmore is $35,722. This is 8% higher than $33,089, which is the national average for all political science bachelor's degree recipients.


Political Science Student Demographics at Skidmore

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at Skidmore College.

Skidmore Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

72% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 39 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Skidmore. About 28% were men and 72% were women.


About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Skidmore 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 Skidmore College with a bachelor's in political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 26
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Skidmore also has a doctoral program available in political science. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Skidmore College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Political Science Professors 1,680 $125,360
Economics Professors 1,650 $129,370
Economists 750 $127,520
Political Scientists 90 $122,440


*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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