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Anthropology at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Anthropology at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you plan to study anthropology, take a look at what University of California - Santa Barbara has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 students received a bachelor's degree in anthropology from UCSB.

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

UCSB Anthropology Degrees Available

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

UCSB Anthropology Rankings

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

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

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the anthropology program at UCSB was ranked #7 for overall quality. This puts the program in the top 5% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #2 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Anthropology 7
Best Anthropology Colleges for Veterans 12
Highest Paid Anthropology Graduates 31
Best Value Colleges for Anthropology 45

In 2019, 6 students received their master’s degree in anthropology from UCSB. This makes it the #76 most popular school for anthropology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in anthropology, making the school the #35 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Anthropology Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of anthropology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $27,000. This is 14% higher than $23,750, which is the national average for all anthropology bachelor's degree recipients.

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Anthropology Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

60% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 124 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from UCSB in 2018-2019, 40% were men and 60% were women. The typical anthropology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 27% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 14% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 26% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in anthropology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 43
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

UCSB Anthropology Master’s Program

83% Women
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 students earned a master's degree in anthropology from UCSB. About 83% of these graduates were women and the other 17% were men.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a anthropology master's degree from UCSB, 67% 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 anthropology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in anthropology. In 2019, 6 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Managers 66,300 $143,350
Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,420 $67,030
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 550 $115,610

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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