Deaf Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

276

growing 136%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$5,742

growing 4.93%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$22,580

declining 7.42%

Average Wage

$75,373

declining 3.13%

People in Workforce

166,893

growing 3.67%

Average Employee Age

40.8

declining 0.625%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Deaf Studies degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, Towson, MD, and Sacramento, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Deaf Studies degree recipients are Carson City, NV, Winsted, CT, and Brainerd, MN. The most common degree awarded to students studying Deaf Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Deaf Studies and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Northridge awards the most degrees in Deaf Studies in the US, but Gallaudet University and Western Nevada College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Deaf Studies.

Tuition costs for Deaf Studies majors are, on average, $5,742 for in-state public colleges, and $22,580 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Deaf Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (6 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (227 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Deaf Studies, is Public, 4-year or above (227 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$22,580

Median Out of State Private

California State University-Northridge has the most Deaf Studies degree recipients, with 129 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Deaf Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Gallaudet University and Western Nevada College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Deaf Studies, with 6.81% and 1.94%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Deaf Studies

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Deaf Studies by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Deaf Studies.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cultural & Gender Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Cultural & Gender Studies majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

$75,373

Average Wage in Workforce

± $4,870

3.13%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Cultural & Gender Studies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Cultural & Gender Studies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Cultural & Gender Studies majors are Sales managers, Financial managers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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166,893

2018 Workforce

± 10,024

3.67%

1 Year Growth

± 8.27%

The number of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.67%, from 160,985 in 2017 to 166,893 in 2018.

The largest single share of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (6.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Cultural & Gender Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

166,893

2018 Workforce

± 10,024

3.67%

1 Year Growth

± 8.27%

The number of Cultural & Gender Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.67%, from 160,985 in 2017 to 166,893 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Cultural & Gender Studies graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Cultural & Gender Studies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies is 40.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Cultural & Gender Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (133) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

40.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.756 Years

0.625%

1 Year Change

± 2.68%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Cultural & Gender Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 39 years old, which represent 3.89% and 3.83% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Deaf Studies are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Cultural & Gender Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (82.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Deaf Studies.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    133 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Deaf Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    85 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    17 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Deaf Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Deaf Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. China

    1,867 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    1,639 degree recipients

  3. India

    1,493 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Japan

    6.52 times more than expected

  2. Hong Kong

    5.8 times more than expected

  3. Taiwan

    4.52 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Japan that hold Cultural & Gender Studies degrees (6.52 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is China (1,867 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Deaf Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Deaf Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Deaf Studies majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, and Technology Design.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Deaf Studies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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