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Area Studies at Vassar College

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Area Studies at Vassar College

What traits are you looking for in a area studies school? To help you decide if Vassar College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's area studies program.

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and has a total student population of 2,435. Of the 682 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 2021, 17 of them were area studies majors.

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

Vassar Area Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Area Studies

Vassar Area Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the area studies progam at Vassar 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 area studies major at Vassar is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Area Studies. 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
Most Popular Area Studies Schools 97

Earnings of Vassar Area Studies Graduates

The median salary of area studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $13,908. This is less than $30,421, which is the national average of all area studies majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Area Studies Student Demographics at Vassar

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the area studies majors at Vassar College.

Vassar Area Studies Bachelor’s Program

76% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 24% of area studies bachelor's degrees went to men and 76% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its area studies bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's in area studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 7
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Vassar also has a doctoral program available in area studies. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Area Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in area studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Vassar College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,510 $93,280


*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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