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International Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

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International Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every international studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the international studies program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 333 of them were international studies majors.

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

UCSB International Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies
  • Master’s Degree in International Studies

UCSB International Studies Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks international studies programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB 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

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the international studies major at UCSB at 7 out of the 62 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 10% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #3 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for International Studies 3
Most Focused Colleges for International Studies 10
Highest Paid International Studies Graduates 21
Best Value Colleges for International Studies 30

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in international studies from UCSB. This makes it the #25 most popular school for international studies master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do International Studies Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of international studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $32,200. This is 13% higher than $28,600, which is the national average for all international studies bachelor's degree recipients.

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International Studies Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB International Studies Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 333 international studies students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from UCSB, about 37% were men and 63% were women. The typical international studies bachelor's degree program is made up of only 35% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 2% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of International Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% more racial-ethnic minorities in its international 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 international studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 54
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 81
White 83
International Students 75
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

UCSB International Studies Master’s Program

75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 students earned a master's degree in international studies from UCSB. About 75% of these graduates were women and the other 25% were men.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of International Studies Master's Degree Grads

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 international studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That International Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in international 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
Political Scientists 160 $74,060

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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