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Anthropology Schools in Tennessee

172 Anthropology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Anthropology is the 90th most popular major out of a total 271 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Anthropology Majors in Tennessee

Anthropology majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 144
Master’s Degree 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, a anthropology major is more popular with women than with men.

Anthropology Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of anthropology majors in Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • White: 72.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.2%
  • Other Races: 8.7%
Anthropology Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Anthropology Grads in Tennessee

14,590 people in the state and 474,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to anthropology.

Anthropology Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Anthropology Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a anthropology grad in the state is $59,690, compared to a typical salary of $94,080 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Tennessee that offer anthropology degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UT Knoxville. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,631 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,712. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

The 9.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 61% of the teachers are full time.


Rhodes College

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,036 Total Students

In their early career, Rhodes College grads earn an average salary of $37,100. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,077.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
12,824 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years.


Lee University

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,386 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $18,485.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,785 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. It takes the average student 4.03 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $29,119.

Anthropology Careers in TN

Some of the careers anthropology majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Managers 13% $74,130
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 9% $0
Anthropologists and Archeologists 0% $56,110

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to anthropology.

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Political Science & Government 738
Economics 528
Sociology 456
General Social Sciences 226
International Relations & Security 101
Geography & Cartography 70
Urban Studies 24
Other Social Sciences 21

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