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Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology & Anthropology

539 Yearly Graduations
$25,650 Median Salary
$21,988 Median Debt
There are 54 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 37% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.6% of sociology and anthropology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sociology & Anthropology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 539 students earned their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. This makes it the 198th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 539
Master’s Degree 4

Earnings of Sociology & Anthropology Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology is $25,650. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,825 and the high is $26,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology is $21,988. 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, $24,309 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,935.

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The median monthly payment of a sociology and anthropology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $228.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. About 77.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 120
Women 419
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology & Anthropology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 31
Black or African American 88
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 289
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 37
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sociology & Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 54 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, New York
74 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for sociology and anthropology students seekinga bachelor's degree is College of Staten Island CUNY. Each year, around 13,200 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 sociology and anthropology program at College of Staten Island CUNY awarded 74 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon
41 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lewis & Clark College. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,346 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,046 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Lewis and Clark College. About 85% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
31 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valdosta State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,572 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from VSU. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#4

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania
29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lafayette College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. The sociology and anthropology program at Lafayette College awarded 29 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is St Olaf College. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from St. Olaf. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#6

Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois
26 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Knox College. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Knox. About 77% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
24 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Southern Oregon University. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,505 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,028 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Southern Oregon University. About 83% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Centre College

Danville, Kentucky
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Centre College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The sociology and anthropology program at Centre College awarded 23 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
22 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,833 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,390 per year.

The sociology and anthropology program at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth awarded 22 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois
22 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Forest College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,512 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Lake Forest. About 77% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Denison University

Granville, Ohio
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Denison University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Denison. Of these students, 83% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puget Sound. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,470 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,800 per year.

The sociology and anthropology program at University of Puget Sound awarded 18 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#13

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Swarthmore College. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The sociology and anthropology program at Swarthmore College awarded 16 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#14

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington and Lee University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Washington and Lee. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#15

Lycoming College

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lycoming College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Lycoming. About 82% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Springfield is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,270 per year.

The sociology and anthropology program at University of Illinois at Springfield awarded 9 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#16

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Pace University. Of these students, 78% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Earlham College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sociology and anthropology. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,410 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at Earlham.

#18

Governors State University

University Park, Illinois
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for sociology and anthropology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Governors State University. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,512 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,354 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from GSU. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#20

The College of Idaho

Caldwell, Idaho
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The College of Idaho is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,340 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sociology and anthropology majors at C of I. Of these students, 43% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to sociology and 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
Anthropology 9,040

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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