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Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology

9,040 Yearly Graduations
$23,750 Median Salary
$22,752 Median Debt
There are 460 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.3% of anthropology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Anthropology Majors

In 2018-2019, 9,040 bachelor's degrees were awarded to anthropology majors. This makes it the 54th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in anthropology is $23,750. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,825 to a high of $26,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in anthropology is $22,752. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,748 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,528.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $236.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in anthropology. About 73.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,414
Women 6,626
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Anthropology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 556
Black or African American 499
Hispanic or Latino 1,693
White 5,254
International Students 204
Other Races/Ethnicities 834
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 460 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
244 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 44,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 244 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from UCLA. Of these students, 70% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
140 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The anthropology program at University of Florida awarded 140 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
124 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Santa Barbara. Roughly 26,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The anthropology program at University of California - Santa Barbara awarded 124 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#4

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
121 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Riverside comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The anthropology program at University of California - Riverside awarded 121 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
117 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Washington University in St Louis. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at WUSTL. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#6

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
112 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 19,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. Of these students, 73% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
103 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 43,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The anthropology program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 103 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 77% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
94 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Boulder is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from CU - Boulder. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#9

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
87 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Davis. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from UC Davis. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#10

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
83 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Washington University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at WWU. About 82% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
81 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from UCF. About 74% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

79 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at UT Austin. About 78% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Lehman College

Bronx, New York
73 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lehman College. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The anthropology program at Lehman College awarded 73 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#13

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
73 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas State University. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Texas State. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#15

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
71 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The anthropology program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 71 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
71 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 36,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The anthropology program at University of California - Irvine awarded 71 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#17

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
68 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 22,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at UO. About 74% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
67 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Long Beach comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their bachelor's degree in anthropology from CSULB. Of these students, 79% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
64 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Roughly 48,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at U-M. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

64 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 53,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 bachelor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at ASU - Tempe. Of these students, 64% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Political Science & Government 41,811
Economics 40,355
Sociology 29,920
International Relations & Security 9,868
Criminology 8,478

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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