Humanistic Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
23,605
declining 7.56%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,070
growing 0%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$37,039
growing 6.5%
Average Wage
$71,987
growing 2.15%
People in Workforce
666,088
growing 1.31%
Average Employee Age
44.5
growing 0.381%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Humanistic Studies degree recipients are Riverside, CA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and Uniondale, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Humanistic Studies degree recipients are Auburn, NY, Susanville, CA, and Moreno Valley, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Humanistic Studies is a associates degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Humanistic Studies and the types of students that study this field. Riverside City College (121901) awards the most degrees in Humanistic Studies in the US, but Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Cayuga County Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Humanistic Studies.

Tuition costs for Humanistic Studies majors are, on average, $7,070 for in-state public colleges, and $37,039 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Humanistic Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (184 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (19,015 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Humanistic Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Humanistic Studies, is Public, 2-year (19,015 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,070
Median In-State Public
$37,039
Median Out of State Private

Riverside City College (121901) has the most Humanistic Studies degree recipients, with 1,404 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Humanistic Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Humanistic Studies, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Humanistic Studies

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Liberal Arts & Humanities graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Liberal Arts & Humanities majors is $71,987 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Other managers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Liberal Arts & Humanities majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Fabric mills, except knitting mills.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.
$71,987
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,309
2.15%
1 Year Growth
± 4.46%

The average salary for Liberal Arts & Humanities majors is $71,987 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Other managers, and Education administrators.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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Most Common

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The most common occupations Liberal Arts & Humanities majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Other managers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Liberal Arts & Humanities majors working as Proofreaders & copy markers, Acupuncturists, and Special education teachers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Liberal Arts & Humanities majors are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.
666,088
2020 Workforce
± 19,992
1.31%
1 Year Growth
± 4.2%

The number of Liberal Arts & Humanities graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.31%, from 657,454 in 2019 to 666,088 in 2020.

The largest single share of Liberal Arts & Humanities graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (10.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Liberal Arts & Humanities by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.
666,088
2020 Workforce
± 19,992
1.31%
1 Year Growth
± 4.2%

The number of Liberal Arts & Humanities graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.31%, from 657,454 in 2019 to 666,088 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Liberal Arts & Humanities 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities is 44.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Liberal Arts & Humanities degrees, and Hispanic or Latino students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Liberal Arts & Humanities (9,877 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.
44.5
Average Age in 2020
± 0.386 Years
0.381%
1 Year Change
± 1.23%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities. The most common ages of employees with this major are 40 and 36 years old, which represent 2.86% and 2.79% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Humanistic Studies are Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Liberal Arts & Humanities are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (64.3%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    9,877 degrees awarded
  2. White
    7,815 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2,026 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Humanistic Studies for each race & ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6,373 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,958 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3,155 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Humanistic Studies. Hispanic or Latino Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Humanistic Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    12,824 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    7,774 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    4,464 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Bangladesh
    4.5 times more than expected
  2. Pakistan
    3.54 times more than expected
  3. Singapore
    3.07 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Bangladesh that hold Liberal Arts & Humanities degrees (4.5 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 (12,824 degree recipients).

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