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Doctor’s Degrees in Anthropology

542 Yearly Graduations
$43,400 Median Salary
$48,570 Median Debt
There are 104 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in anthropology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 19% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 14.6% of anthropology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Anthropology Majors

In 2018-2019, 542 doctor's degrees were awarded to anthropology majors. This earns it the #50 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in anthropology is $43,400. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $43,400 to a high of $43,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in anthropology is $48,570. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $53,487 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $43,652.

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The median monthly payment of a anthropology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $566.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in anthropology. About 61.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 208
Women 334
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Anthropology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 321
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 60
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Doctor's Degree Students

There are 104 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in anthropology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for anthropology students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in anthropology from UF. Of these students, 56% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 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 - Berkeley awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The Graduate Center, CUNY. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

The anthropology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in anthropology. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The anthropology program at Arizona State University - Tempe awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The anthropology program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#6

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in anthropology from University of Arizona. Of these students, 92% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

The anthropology program at Columbia University in the City of New York awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kentucky is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

The anthropology program at University of Kentucky awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Stanford University

Stanford, California
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Stanford. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#10

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The anthropology program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Chicago. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at UChicago. About 45% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

The anthropology program at University of South Florida - Main Campus awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at UPenn. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#14

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Duke. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Boston University. Each year, around 33,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in anthropology from Boston U.

#14

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Indiana University - Bloomington. Roughly 43,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at IU Bloomington. About 56% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Roughly 38,600 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in anthropology from UC Davis. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#14

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for anthropology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northwestern University. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to anthropology majors at Northwestern. Of these students, 56% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in anthropology. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. 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, 9 people received their doctor's degree in anthropology from CU - Boulder. About 44% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

New York University

New York, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in anthropology. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The anthropology program at New York University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Economics 1,225
Political Science & Government 783
Sociology 626
Geography & Cartography 280
International Relations & Security 70

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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