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Associate’s Degrees in International Relations & National Security

54 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in international relations is offered at 26 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 43% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 29.6% of international relations graduates were international students.

Education Levels of International Relations Majors

In 2018-2019, 54 associate's degrees were awarded to international relations majors. This earns it the #209 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,868
Master’s Degree 4,818
Graduate Certificate 326
Doctor’s Degree 70
Basic Certificate 69
Associate’s Degree 54
Undergraduate Certificate 2

Earnings of International Relations Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

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 international relations. About 64.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 19
Women 35
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in International Relations

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 13
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Relations Associate's Degree Students

There are 26 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in international relations. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The international relations program at Santa Barbara City College awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Merced College

Merced, California
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merced College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in international relations. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The international relations program at Merced College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in international relations. Each year, around 27,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in international relations from SMC. About 60% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harrisburg Area Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in international relations. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The international relations program at Harrisburg Area Community College awarded 4 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#5

Ventura College

Ventura, California
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ventura College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their associate's degree in international relations from Ventura College.

#5

Berkeley City College

Berkeley, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Berkeley City College. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The international relations program at Berkeley City College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacramento City College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in international relations. The international relations program at Sacramento City College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

De Anza College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in international relations. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in international relations from De Anza College.

#8

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cerritos College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in international relations from Cerritos College. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Gavilan College

Gilroy, California
1 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Gavilan College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in international relations from Gavilan College.

#10

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, California
1 Yearly Graduations

Irvine Valley College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in international relations. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to international relations majors at Irvine Valley College.

#10

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Rosa Junior College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to international relations majors at SRJC. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cabrillo College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to international relations majors at Cabrillo College. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Chabot College

Hayward, California
1 Yearly Graduations

Chabot College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in international relations. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to international relations majors at Chabot College.

#10

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Allan Hancock College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in international relations. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to international relations majors at Allan Hancock College. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to international relations 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
Anthropology 940

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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