Cultural Studies & Analysis
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|
What Can You Do With a Cultural Studies & Analysis Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with culture studies:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of culture studies majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||5|
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:
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
How Much Do Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
The median salary for someone in a career related to culture studies is $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.
Online Cultural Studies & Analysis Programs
In 2018-2019, 41 schools offered a culture studies program of some type. 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|
|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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Majors Related to Cultural Studies & Analysis
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to culture studies.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||2,661|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||630|
|Biological & Physical Science||611|
|Human Computer Interaction||562|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||189|
|Science, Technology & Society||187|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||131|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||30|
|Accounting & Computer Science||10|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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