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Cultural Studies & Analysis

27 Master's Degrees Annually
11 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#276 in Popularity (Master's)
$76,990 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many cultural studies and analysis graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 31
Master’s Degree 27
Doctor’s Degree 11

What Can You Do With a Cultural Studies & Analysis Major?

People with a culture studies degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Professors 9.4% $65,660

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis?

27 Master's Degrees Annually
67% Percent Women
48% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The major attracts more women than men. About 67% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of culture studies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Culture Studies Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 5
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Culture Studies, too. About 14.8% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

How Much Do Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Culture Studies majors often go into careers with median salaries of $76,990. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Cultural Studies & Analysis Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 schools offered some type of cultural studies and analysis program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 6 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 12 0
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

Is a Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis Worth It?

The median salary for a culture studies grad is $76,990 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 93% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $741,800 after 20 years!

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Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2,661
Nutrition Science 1,439
Sustainability Science 1,184
International Studies 1,182
Computational Science 763
Behavioral Science 724
Museum Studies 710
Gerontology 645
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 630
Biological & Physical Science 611
Human Computer Interaction 562
Dispute Resolution 522
Systems Theory 460
Historic Preservation 292
Interdisciplinary Studies 213
Mathematics & Computer Science 189
Science, Technology & Society 187
Cognitive Science 152
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 131
Natural Sciences 94
Marine Science 92
Medieval Studies 49
Classical & Ancient Studies 30
Holocaust Studies 30
Maritime Studies 20
Accounting & Computer Science 10
Human Biology 8
Biopsychology 1

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