African Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
190
declining 4.52%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$9,552
growing 0.479%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$50,412
growing 3.7%
Average Wage
$75,373
declining 3.13%
People in Workforce
166,893
growing 3.67%
Average Employee Age
40.8
declining 0.625%

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The locations with the highest concentration of African Studies degree recipients are Pittsburgh, PA, Providence, RI, and Lawrence, KS. The locations with a relatively high number of African Studies degree recipients are Brunswick, ME, Lincoln University, PA, and South Amherst, MA. The most common degree awarded to students studying African Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in African Studies and the types of students that study this field. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus awards the most degrees in African Studies in the US, but Bowdoin College and Barnard College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in African Studies.

Tuition costs for African Studies majors are, on average, $9,552 for in-state public colleges, and $50,412 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers African Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (39 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (117 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in African Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in African Studies, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (117 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$9,552
Median In-State Public
$50,412
Median Out of State Private

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has the most African Studies degree recipients, with 27 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 1.88%
  2. 1.46%
  3. 1.16%

Out of all institutions that offer African Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Bowdoin College and Barnard College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in African Studies, with 1.88% and 1.46%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in African Studies

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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 African 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 African 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

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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 African 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 African Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Cultural & Gender Studies.

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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 Black or African American students earn the majority (96) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course African 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 African Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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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 (75.3%)
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 African Studies.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    96 degrees awarded
  2. White
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien
    14 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in African Studies for each race & ethnicity. Black or African American 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. Black or African American Female
    55 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    20 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. White Female
    13 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in African Studies. Black or African American Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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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 African Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. African Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that African 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 African 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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