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History at Yale University

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

Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut and has a total student population of 12,060. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 100 students received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale.

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

Yale History Degrees Available

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

Yale History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Yale 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 Yale 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 History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Best Value History Doctor’s Degree Schools 20
Most Focused History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 182

In 2021, 55 students received their master’s degree in history from Yale. This makes it the #8 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #22 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

History Student Demographics at Yale

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

Yale History Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 100 students who earned a bachelor's degree in History from Yale in 2020-2021, 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at Yale since its program graduates 4% more women than average.


About 54% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Yale are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% 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 Yale University with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 54
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Yale History Master’s Program

53% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 55 history students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Yale, about 47% were men and 53% were women.


In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 31% of degree recipients. That is 3% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Yale University with a master's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 25
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Yale also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 10 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 Yale University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
History 165

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 CT, the home state for Yale University.

Occupation Jobs in CT Average Salary in CT
High School Teachers 15,410 $76,980
Managers 6,590 $129,730
History Professors 320 $83,870
Museum Technicians and Conservators 290 $55,340
Curators 230 $67,430


*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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