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History at SUNY Old Westbury

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

SUNY Old Westbury is located in Old Westbury, New York and has a total student population of 5,007. In 2021, 45 history majors received their bachelor's degree from SUNY Old Westbury.

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

SUNY Old Westbury History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History

SUNY Old Westbury History Rankings

The history major at SUNY Old Westbury 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.

Earnings of SUNY Old Westbury History Graduates

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at SUNY Old Westbury is $30,121. This is 4% higher than $28,881, which is the national average for all history bachelor's degree recipients.


History Student Demographics at SUNY Old Westbury

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at SUNY Old Westbury.

SUNY Old Westbury History Bachelor’s Program

40% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The history program at SUNY Old Westbury awarded 45 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 60% of these degrees went to men with the other 40% going to women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at SUNY Old Westbury are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% 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 SUNY Old Westbury with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 25
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

SUNY Old Westbury 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 SUNY Old Westbury.

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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