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Bachelor’s Degrees in Urban Studies

1,102 Yearly Graduations
$34,400 Median Salary
$21,500 Median Debt
There are 102 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in urban studies. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 44% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.7% of urban studies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Urban Studies Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,102 bachelor's degrees were awarded to urban studies majors. This makes it the 162nd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in urban studies at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,102
Master’s Degree 331
Graduate Certificate 149
Doctor’s Degree 38
Associate’s Degree 20
Basic Certificate 7

Earnings of Urban Studies Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in urban studies is $34,400. 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 $33,075 to a high of $35,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in urban studies is $21,500. 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, $25,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,875.

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The median monthly payment of a urban studies graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $223.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in urban studies. About 57.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 466
Women 636
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Urban Studies

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 140
Hispanic or Latino 190
White 526
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 92
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Urban Studies Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 102 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in urban studies. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
54 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for urban studies majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,745 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,014 per year.

The urban studies program at Cleveland State University awarded 54 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
53 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. 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 urban studies program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 53 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
51 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Irvine. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their bachelor's degree in urban studies from UC Irvine. Of these students, 53% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

44 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at UW Tacoma. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#5

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
40 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Each year, around 38,700 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at UCSD. About 55% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
38 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their bachelor's degree in urban studies from VCU. Of these students, 37% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
36 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their bachelor's degree in urban studies from UNLV. About 64% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
35 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Each year, around 29,000 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at SFSU. About 37% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

New York University

New York, New York
34 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. 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 urban studies program at New York University awarded 34 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

34 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. 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 urban studies program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 34 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Barnard College

New York, New York
34 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Barnard College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at Barnard. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
32 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at UCONN. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#13

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
31 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Brown University. Roughly 10,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at Brown. Of these students, 61% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
29 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. Roughly 32,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Illinois at Chicago awarded 29 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#15

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
27 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 27 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#15

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
27 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in urban studies. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The urban studies program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 27 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Queens College

Queens, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. Each year, around 19,900 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at QC. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

25 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their bachelor's degree in urban studies from UT Austin. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#19

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California
23 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Northridge. Each year, around 39,900 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 bachelor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at CSUN. Of these students, 61% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
21 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in urban studies. Roughly 50,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their bachelor's degree in urban studies from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 57% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to urban studies 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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