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History at University of North Texas

If you plan to study history, take a look at what University of North Texas has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas and has a total student population of 40,953. Of the 8,156 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas in 2021, 169 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.

UNT History Degrees Available

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

UNT History Rankings

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

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 UNT 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools 28
Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 154

In 2021, 16 students received their master’s degree in history from UNT. This makes it the #32 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #39 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

History Student Demographics at UNT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at University of North Texas.

UNT History Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 61% of history bachelor's degrees went to men and 39% went to women.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at UNT are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% 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 North Texas with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 110
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

UNT History Master’s Program

38% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 history majors earned their master's degree from UNT. Of these graduates, 63% were men and 38% were women.


Of the students who received a history master's degree from UNT, 81% 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 North Texas with a master's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 13
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UNT also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 6 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 North Texas. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
History 191

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 TX, the home state for University of North Texas.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
High School Teachers 110,420 $58,190
Managers 20,710 $122,130
History Professors 2,150 $82,360
Curators 680 $57,150
Museum Technicians and Conservators 500 $44,090


*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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