History at University of Pennsylvania
UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. Of the 3,499 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 53 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.
UPenn History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
UPenn History Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at UPenn compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
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
The history major at UPenn 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.
|Best Value History Doctor’s Degree Schools||9|
|Best Value History Schools||136|
Earnings of UPenn History Graduates
The median salary of history students who receive their bachelor's degree at UPenn is $50,380. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 74% higher than the national average of $28,881 for all history bachelor's degree recipients.
History Student Demographics at UPenn
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at University of Pennsylvania.
UPenn History Bachelor’s Program
About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at UPenn are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% 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 Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||5|
|Hispanic or Latino||5|
UPenn History Master’s Program
Of the students who received a history master's degree from UPenn, 86% 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 Pennsylvania with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
UPenn also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 11 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 PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.
|Occupation||Jobs in PA||Average Salary in PA|
|High School Teachers||50,460||$64,830|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||600||$42,700|
*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
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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