Best Colleges with African-American/black Studies Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in African-American/black Studies, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in African-American/black Studies is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer African-American/black Studies degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a African-American/black Studies degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in African-American/black Studies.

The Best African-American/black Studies Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 5 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, 1 Certificates degree, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 4 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 5 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 2 Doctoral degrees, 2 Master's degrees, and 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 56 Reviews
4 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 3 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 3 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 1 African-American/black Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
6 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 6 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
7 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
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University of California-Berkeley offers 3 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Based on 140 Reviews
8 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
9 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 2 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 3 African-American/black Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of African-American/black Studies with students earning 5 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews

List of African-American/black Studies Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
8 : 1 6,350
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
11 : 1 12,292
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
Brandeis University Brandeis University Waltham, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,752
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
Wellesley College Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,510
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788

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Getting an African-American/black Studies Degree Online

Schools offering online African-American/black Studies degrees

Online African-American/black Studies degrees are available with as many as 6 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online African-American/black Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Memphis 0 0 6 0 0
How many schools offer online African-American/black Studies degrees?
  • 1 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in African-American/black Studies?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 187 Colleges 821 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 21 Colleges 22 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 11 Colleges 20 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 26 Colleges 78 Graduates

African-American/black Studies Degree Overview

When going for a African-American/black Studies degree, know that there are many selections for a traditional degree as well as higher education choices. The most common path for those earning a degree in African-American/black Studies can expect a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The standard African-American/black Studies degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular African-American/black Studies degree that people receive is a master's degree which implies a focus on higher learning. This implies that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. When it comes to finding the right degree for you, find what would be a good match to your goals and flexibility as well as looking into what school options are available in order for you to earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a African-American/black Studies degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,536 Public In-State
$7,324 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,639 Public In-State
$38,894 Private In-State
$23,581 Public Out-of-State
$38,894 Private Out-of-State
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