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History at Buffalo State

If you are interested in studying history, you may want to check out the program at Buffalo State. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Buffalo State is located in Buffalo, New York and approximately 8,339 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,564 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State in 2021, 24 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.

Buffalo State History Degrees Available

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

Buffalo State History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Buffalo State 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 Buffalo State 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 175

In 2021, 3 students received their master’s degree in history from Buffalo State. This makes it the #246 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do History Graduates from Buffalo State Make?

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at Buffalo State is $28,349. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $28,881 for all history students.


History Student Demographics at Buffalo State

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

Buffalo State History Bachelor’s Program

29% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 24 students who earned a bachelor's degree in History from Buffalo State in 2020-2021, 71% were men and 29% were women.


About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Buffalo State are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% 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 Buffalo State with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 14
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Buffalo State History Master’s Program

Of the 3 history students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Buffalo State, about 100% were men and 0% were women.


Of the students who received a history master's degree from Buffalo State, 100% 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 Buffalo State with a master's in history.

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

Buffalo State 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 NY, the home state for Buffalo State.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Managers 16,600 $124,160
History Professors 2,050 $93,000
Curators 1,570 $73,850
Museum Technicians and Conservators 1,490 $56,040


*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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