Systems Science & Theory

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

637

growing 2.74%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$8,268

growing 14.2%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$46,251

growing 5.12%

Average Wage

$79,469

growing 3.71%

People in Workforce

893,759

growing 3.38%

Average Employee Age

41.7

growing 0.231%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Systems Science & Theory degree recipients are Pittsburgh, PA, Birmingham, AL, and Champaign, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Systems Science & Theory degree recipients are Winona Lake, IN, West Point, NY, and California, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Systems Science & Theory is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Systems Science & Theory and the types of students that study this field. Carnegie Mellon University awards the most degrees in Systems Science & Theory in the US, but Grace College and Theological Seminary and United States Military Academy have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Systems Science & Theory.

Tuition costs for Systems Science & Theory majors are, on average, $8,268 for in-state public colleges, and $46,251 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Systems Science & Theory programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (23 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (457 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Systems Science & Theory

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Systems Science & Theory, is Public, 4-year or above (457 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,268

Median In-State Public

$46,251

Median Out of State Private

Carnegie Mellon University has the most Systems Science & Theory degree recipients, with 92 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Systems Science & Theory programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Grace College and Theological Seminary and United States Military Academy have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Systems Science & Theory, with 3.28% and 2.72%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Systems Science & Theory

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

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

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $79,469 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

$79,469

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,257

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 3.9%

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $79,469 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

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

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Interdisciplinary Studies majors working as Dietitians & nutritionists, Chiropractors, and Dentists.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Interdisciplinary Studies majors are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

893,759

2018 Workforce

± 23,141

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 3.57%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.38%, from 864,565 in 2017 to 893,759 in 2018.

The largest single share of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (5.86%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

The highest paying industries of Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Animal slaughtering & processing, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

893,759

2018 Workforce

± 23,141

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 3.57%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.38%, from 864,565 in 2017 to 893,759 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is 41.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (368) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

41.7

Average Age in 2018

± 0.335 Years

0.231%

1 Year Change

± 1.14%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 27 years old, which represent 3.5% and 3.38% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Systems Science & Theory are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (53.8%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    368 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    69 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Systems Science & Theory 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 Male

    107 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    76 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    26 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Systems Science & Theory. White Male 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 Systems Science & Theory is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    27,204 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    8,979 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    8,869 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Netherlands

    4.01 times more than expected

  2. Egypt

    3.93 times more than expected

  3. Asia

    3.6 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Netherlands that hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees (4.01 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 India (27,204 degree recipients).

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