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Ethnic Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Ethnic Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you are interested in studying ethnic studies, you may want to check out the program at University of California - Santa Barbara. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In 2019, 112 ethnic studies majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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

UCSB Ethnic Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies
  • Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies
  • Doctorate Degree in Ethnic Studies

UCSB Ethnic Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the ethnic studies progam at UCSB 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 ethnic studies major at UCSB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Ethnic Studies. 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
Highest Paid Ethnic Studies Graduates 4
Most Popular Colleges for Ethnic Studies 7

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in ethnic studies from UCSB. This makes it the #33 most popular school for ethnic studies master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in ethnic studies, making the school the #10 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Ethnic Studies Graduates

The median salary of ethnic studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $32,900. This is 19% higher than $27,700, which is the national average for all ethnic studies bachelor's degree recipients.

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Ethnic Studies Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ethnic studies majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Ethnic Studies Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 112 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in ethnic studies from UCSB in 2019, 21% were men and 79% were women. The typical ethnic studies bachelor's degree program is made up of only 18% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 3% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 24% more racial-ethnic minorities in its ethnic studies bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in ethnic studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ethnic Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 67
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

UCSB Ethnic Studies Master’s Program

80% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 students earned a master's degree in ethnic studies from UCSB. About 80% of these graduates were women and the other 20% were men.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Ethnic Studies Master's Degree Grads

In the ethnic studies master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 80% of degree recipients. That is 19% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in ethnic studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ethnic Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in ethnic studies. In 2019, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Ethnic Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in ethnic studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Interpreters and Translators 9,310 $58,180
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,280 $96,200

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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