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International Education Major

International education is a major that typically falls into the Education category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in international ed, 4 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 16 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 3 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an International Ed Degree?

International education is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #289 in popularity. About 100 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major is dominated by women with about 79.6% of recent graduates being female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of international ed majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 13%
  • Black or African American: 16.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13%
  • White: 46.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.4%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
International Education Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in international ed. About 7.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending international ed majors to the U.S. are China, South Korea and India.

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Online International Education Programs

There are 4 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in international education, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.


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National Center for Education Statistics
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