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Associate’s Degrees in Anthropology

940 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in anthropology is offered at 123 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 57% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.0% of anthropology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Anthropology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 940 students earned their associate's degree in anthropology. This makes it the 89th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in anthropology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,040
Master’s Degree 1,085
Associate’s Degree 940
Doctor’s Degree 542
Undergraduate Certificate 44
Graduate Certificate 30
Basic Certificate 22

Earnings of Anthropology Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for anthropology majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in anthropology. About 68.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 295
Women 645
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Anthropology

The racial-ethnic distribution of anthropology associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 59
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 385
White 379
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 86
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Associate's Degree Students

There are 123 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in anthropology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
45 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for anthropology students seekingan associate's degree is Foothill College. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Foothill College. Of these students, 53% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
37 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. The anthropology program at Santa Rosa Junior College awarded 37 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
34 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Long Beach City College. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#4

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
33 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chaffey College. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Chaffey College. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#5

American River College

Sacramento, California
32 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American River College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The anthropology program at American River College awarded 32 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, California
27 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Los Angeles Pierce College. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Pierce College. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#7

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Diablo Valley College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Roughly 19,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Diablo Valley. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#7

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Moorpark College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#7

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
23 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from CNM. About 65% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
21 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cabrillo College. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Cabrillo College. Of these students, 67% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. The anthropology program at Santa Monica College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#12

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Sierra College. Each year, around 18,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Sierra College. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#12

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Barbara City College. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from SBCC. Of these students, 75% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Oxnard College

Oxnard, California
20 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oxnard College. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Oxnard College. Of these students, 70% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

El Camino College

Torrance, California
19 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Camino College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The anthropology program at El Camino College awarded 19 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 89% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, California
17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacramento City College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Sacramento City. About 76% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
17 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The anthropology program at Pasadena City College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 88% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cerritos College. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Cerritos College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#18

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fullerton College. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their associate's degree in anthropology from Fullerton College. About 80% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Butte College

Oroville, California
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butte College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 associate's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Butte College. Of these students, 93% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to anthropology that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Social Sciences 12,003
Sociology 5,523
Economics 2,228
Political Science & Government 2,020
Geography & Cartography 339

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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