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History at University of California - Santa Barbara

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History at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a history school? To help you decide if University of California - Santa Barbara is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's history program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 152 students received a bachelor's degree in history from UCSB.

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

UCSB History Degrees Available

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

UCSB History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

UCSB ranked #32 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for history majors. This puts the program in the top 10% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #2 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for History 9
Best Colleges for History 32
Best History Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 36
Best Value Colleges for History 140

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in history from UCSB. This makes it the #259 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #30 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB History Graduates

The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $28,200. This is about the same as the yearly salary of allhistory bachelor's degree recipients across the nation.

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History Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB History Bachelor’s Program

42% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 58% of history bachelor's degrees went to men and 42% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of History Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 35% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in history.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 54
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

UCSB History Master’s Program

67% Women
The history program at UCSB awarded 3 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 33% of these degrees went to men with the other 67% going to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of History Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a history master's degree from UCSB, 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in history.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
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

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2019, 9 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
High School Teachers 112,960 $80,510
Managers 66,300 $143,350
Museum Technicians and Conservators 1,890 $48,120
History Professors 1,380 $103,940
Curators 1,140 $67,650

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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