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Sociology at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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Sociology at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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

Pitt is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 32,277 students attend the school each year. Of the 5,522 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus in 2021, 52 of them were sociology majors.

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

Pitt Sociology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
  • Doctorate Degree in Sociology

Pitt Sociology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks sociology programs across the country. The following shows how Pitt 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

The sociology major at Pitt is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Sociology. 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 Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 356

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in sociology from Pitt. This is the #201 most popular school for sociology master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Pitt Sociology Graduates

The median salary of sociology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Pitt is $27,824. This is less than $30,566, which is the national average of all sociology majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Sociology Student Demographics at Pitt

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the sociology majors at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Pitt Sociology Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 52 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Pitt. About 27% were men and 73% were women. The typical sociology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 25% men. So male students are more repesented at Pitt since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in sociology at Pitt are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus with a bachelor's in sociology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 35
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Pitt also has a doctoral program available in sociology. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Sociology Grads May Go Into

A degree in sociology 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 Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Sociology Professors 800 $80,290
Sociologists 60 $121,470


*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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