History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
UIUC is located in Champaign, Illinois and approximately 52,679 students attend the school each year. Of the 9,305 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021, 97 of them were history majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.
UIUC History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
UIUC History Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how UIUC performed in these rankings.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The history major at UIUC is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for History. 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.
|Most Popular History Doctor’s Degree Schools||8|
|Best History Doctor’s Degree Schools||14|
|Most Focused History Bachelor’s Degree Schools||811|
History Student Demographics at UIUC
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
UIUC History Bachelor’s Program
About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at UIUC are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% 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 Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||11|
|Hispanic or Latino||21|
UIUC History Master’s Program
Of the students who received a history master's degree from UIUC, 67% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 33% of degree recipients. That is 6% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
UIUC also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 14 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within History
History majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
- Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies
- Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
- Communication & Journalism
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 IL, the home state for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Occupation||Jobs in IL||Average Salary in IL|
|High School Teachers||43,720||$72,370|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||940||$45,210|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Beyond My ken under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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