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Urban Studies at Vassar College

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Urban Studies at Vassar College

If you are interested in studying urban studies, you may want to check out the program at Vassar College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and has a total student population of 2,435. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 15 students received a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Vassar.

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

Vassar Urban Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies

Vassar Urban Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the urban studies progam at Vassar compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 urban studies major at Vassar is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Urban 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 Urban Studies Schools 29
Best Value Urban Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 65
Best Value Urban Studies Schools 83

Earnings of Vassar Urban Studies Graduates

The median salary of urban studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $28,521. This is less than $35,454, which is the national average of all urban studies majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Urban Studies Student Demographics at Vassar

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

Vassar Urban Studies Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 15 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Vassar. About 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical urban studies bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% men. So male students are more repesented at Vassar since its program graduates 8% more men than average.


About 87% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in urban studies at Vassar 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 Vassar College with a bachelor's in urban studies.

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

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

Careers That Urban Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in urban 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
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Social Sciences Professors 2,570 $101,250
Urban and Regional Planners 1,410 $76,730
Sociologists 190 $75,800


*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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