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Great Schools for Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Schools for Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. Berea College, Kentucky – $4,706
  2. CUNY Lehman College, New York – $5,454
  3. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  4. CUNY Brooklyn College, New York – $7,361
  5. Arizona State University-West, Arizona – $7,619
  6. CUNY Hunter College, New York – $7,887
  7. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  8. College of Staten Island CUNY, New York – $9,246
  9. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  10. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  11. Princeton University, New Jersey – $10,256
  12. SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York – $10,448
  13. Wayne State University, Michigan – $11,366
  14. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  15. Beloit College, Wisconsin – $12,327
  16. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  17. University of California-Riverside, California – $12,645
  18. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  19. Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah – $12,795
  20. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  21. Pomona College, California – $12,873
  22. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  23. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina – $13,210
  24. Stony Brook University, New York – $13,467
  25. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  26. University of California-Los Angeles, California – $13,572
  27. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  28. University of California-Irvine, California – $13,712
  29. Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey – $13,774
  30. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  31. Stanford University, California – $14,155
  32. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  33. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  34. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  35. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  36. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  37. University of California-Santa Barbara, California – $14,900
  38. Harvard University, Massachusetts – $14,981
  39. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  40. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  41. University of Oregon, Oregon – $15,619
  42. Western Washington University, Washington – $15,845
  43. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  44. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  45. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  46. Salem College, North Carolina – $16,504
  47. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  48. SUNY at Albany, New York – $16,888
  49. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  50. University of California-Santa Cruz, California – $16,989
  51. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  52. Towson University, Maryland – $17,628
  53. Binghamton University, New York – $17,870
  54. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee – $17,929
  55. Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania – $18,157
  56. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  57. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  58. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  59. SUNY at Purchase College, New York – $18,597
  60. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania – $19,053
  61. College of William and Mary, Virginia – $19,089
  62. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  63. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  64. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  65. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  66. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  67. University of Chicago, Illinois – $19,510
  68. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Maryland – $19,937
  69. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  70. Agnes Scott College, Georgia – $20,605
  71. Bowdoin College, Maine – $20,695
  72. Knox College, Illinois – $20,715
  73. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota – $20,801
  74. Haverford College, Pennsylvania – $20,894
  75. Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $21,022
  76. Earlham College, Indiana – $21,066
  77. Williams College, Massachusetts – $21,102
  78. Houghton College, New York – $21,124
  79. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  80. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  81. Wellesley College, Massachusetts – $21,506
  82. St Catherine University, Minnesota – $21,529
  83. University of Mary Washington, Virginia – $21,569
  84. Vassar College, New York – $21,581
  85. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – $21,656
  86. Columbia University in the City of New York, New York – $22,001
  87. Amherst College, Massachusetts – $22,036
  88. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  89. DePauw University, Indiana – $22,066
  90. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  91. Drew University, New Jersey – $22,400
  92. Middlebury College, Vermont – $22,775
  93. Kalamazoo College, Michigan – $22,796
  94. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Pennsylvania – $22,907
  95. Southwestern University, Texas – $22,994
  96. Lake Forest College, Illinois – $23,121
  97. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  98. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $23,281
  99. Trinity University, Texas – $23,341
  100. Colorado College, Colorado – $23,394
  101. Augustana College, Illinois – $23,517
  102. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  103. Barnard College, New York – $23,639
  104. Davidson College, North Carolina – $23,926
  105. Colgate University, New York – $23,947
  106. Clark University, Massachusetts – $23,979
  107. St Olaf College, Minnesota – $24,042
  108. Grinnell College, Iowa – $24,136
  109. Pacific Lutheran University, Washington – $24,136
  110. College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota – $24,143
  111. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  112. Luther College, Iowa – $24,612
  113. Wesleyan University, Connecticut – $24,626
  114. University of Richmond, Virginia – $24,699
  115. Mills College, California – $24,848
  116. Randolph-Macon College, Virginia – $24,858
  117. Saint Norbert College, Wisconsin – $24,898
  118. Hamilton College, New York – $25,074
  119. Bates College, Maine – $25,100
  120. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts – $25,282
  121. Sewanee-The University of the South, Tennessee – $25,303
  122. The College of Wooster, Ohio – $25,385
  123. Lawrence University, Wisconsin – $25,507
  124. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  125. Emory University, Georgia – $25,572
  126. Colby College, Maine – $25,848
  127. Pitzer College, California – $25,912
  128. Siena College, New York – $26,137
  129. Smith College, Massachusetts – $26,321
  130. Northwestern University, Illinois – $26,423
  131. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $26,581
  132. Cornell College, Iowa – $26,617
  133. Carleton College, Minnesota – $26,745
  134. Rhodes College, Tennessee – $26,905
  135. Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania – $26,986
  136. Macalester College, Minnesota – $27,004
  137. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire – $27,080
  138. Azusa Pacific University, California – $27,257
  139. Reed College, Oregon – $27,289
  140. Springfield College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  141. Occidental College, California – $27,738
  142. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania – $27,768
  143. Denison University, Ohio – $27,944
  144. Furman, South Carolina – $28,038
  145. Wake Forest University, North Carolina – $28,082
  146. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  147. Goucher College, Maryland – $28,106
  148. Nazareth College, New York – $28,162
  149. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  150. Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania – $28,326
  151. Hampshire College, Massachusetts – $28,604
  152. Ursinus College, Pennsylvania – $28,627
  153. Brown University, Rhode Island – $28,629
  154. Wheaton College, Massachusetts – $28,649
  155. Skidmore College, New York – $29,042
  156. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – $29,283
  157. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  158. Willamette University, Oregon – $29,718
  159. DePaul University, Illinois – $29,752
  160. Washington University in St Louis, Missouri – $29,957
  161. Claremont McKenna College, California – $29,961
  162. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont – $30,019
  163. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania – $30,361
  164. Scripps College, California – $30,472
  165. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  166. Trinity College, Connecticut – $30,530
  167. Connecticut College, Connecticut – $30,795
  168. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  169. Union College, New York – $30,932
  170. University of Portland, Oregon – $31,063
  171. Brandeis University, Massachusetts – $31,078
  172. Washington College, Maryland – $31,101
  173. Eckerd College, Florida – $31,151
  174. Tufts University, Massachusetts – $31,298
  175. University of Redlands, California – $31,299
  176. Lewis & Clark College, Oregon – $31,865
  177. Rollins College, Florida – $31,866
  178. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  179. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  180. Lafayette College, Pennsylvania – $32,953
  181. Oberlin College, Ohio – $33,295
  182. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  183. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  184. Duke University, North Carolina – $33,665
  185. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  186. Bucknell University, Pennsylvania – $34,502
  187. Pepperdine University, California – $34,808
  188. Boston University, Massachusetts – $34,914
  189. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  190. American University, Washington D.C. – $35,325
  191. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  192. Spelman College, Georgia – $36,362
  193. New York University, New York – $37,362
  194. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  195. Gonzaga University, Washington – $39,831

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