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Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin

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Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin

What traits are you looking for in a anthropology school? To help you decide if The University of Texas at Austin is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's anthropology program.

UT Austin is located in Austin, Texas and approximately 50,476 students attend the school each year. Of the 10,815 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020, 63 of them were anthropology majors.

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

UT Austin Anthropology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology
  • Doctorate Degree in Anthropology

UT Austin Anthropology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks anthropology programs across the country. The following shows how UT Austin performed in these rankings.

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 anthropology major at UT Austin is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Anthropology. 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 Anthropology Doctor’s Degree Schools 13
Best Value Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools 25
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In 2020, 9 students received their master’s degree in anthropology from UT Austin. This makes it the #31 most popular school for anthropology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 7 students who received their doctoral degrees in anthropology, making the school the #26 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UT Austin Anthropology Graduates

The median salary of anthropology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UT Austin is $29,250. This is 23% higher than $23,750, which is the national average for all anthropology bachelor's degree recipients.

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Anthropology Student Demographics at UT Austin

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Austin Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 63 anthropology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from UT Austin, about 29% were men and 71% were women. The typical anthropology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 27% men. So male students are more repesented at UT Austin since its program graduates 2% more men than average.

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Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% more racial-ethnic minorities in its anthropology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in anthropology.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 28
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UT Austin Anthropology Master’s Program

33% Women
The anthropology program at UT Austin awarded 3 master's degrees in 2019-2020. About 67% of these degrees went to men with the other 33% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 27% men graduate in anthropology each year. UT Austin does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 40% more men than average.

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Of the students who received a anthropology master's degree from UT Austin, 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 The University of Texas at Austin with a master's in anthropology.

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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

UT Austin also has a doctoral program available in anthropology. In 2020, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Anthropology Grads May Go Into

A degree in anthropology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for The University of Texas at Austin.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Managers 20,710 $122,130
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 380 $87,570
Anthropologists and Archeologists 280 $71,590

References

*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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