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Doctor’s Degrees in Urban Studies

38 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in urban studies is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. This major attracts roughly equal numbers of men and women. Around 24 of these students are from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 34.2% of urban studies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Urban Studies Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 students earned their doctor's degree in urban studies. This makes it the 162nd most popular doctor'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 Doctor’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 calculate the median and range of debt loads for urban studies students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

A doctor's degree in urban studies is about equally as popular with men as it is with women.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 19
Women 19
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Urban Studies

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 16
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Urban Studies Doctor's Degree Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in urban studies. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for urban studies students seekinga doctor's degree is Virginia Tech. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at Virginia Tech. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Delaware. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at UD. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in urban studies. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Southern California awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Cleveland State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in urban studies. 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 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Portland State University. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to urban studies majors at Portland State University. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in urban studies. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Louisville awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#7

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of New Orleans. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,090 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in urban studies from UNO.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in urban studies from UWM. 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 urban studies that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Economics 1,225
Political Science & Government 783
Sociology 626
Anthropology 542
Geography & Cartography 280

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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