Best Colleges with Area Studies Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Area Studies, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Area Studies is a somewhat popular major and offered at a decent amount schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Area 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 Area Studies degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Area Studies.

The Best Area Studies Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 211 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 211 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
2 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 4 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
3 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 6 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 112 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 102 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 144 Reviews
6 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city.

Based on 40 Reviews
7 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb.

Based on 36 Reviews
8 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 3 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 11 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
9 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 3 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
10 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary offers 2 Area Studies Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 33 students graduated in the study area of Area Studies with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews

List of Area Studies Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
College of William and Mary College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
4/5
12 : 1 8,484
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Colgate University Colgate University Hamilton, NY
5/5
10 : 1 2,861
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Middlebury College Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
5/5
9 : 1 2,558
Lafayette College Lafayette College Easton, PA
5/5
11 : 1 2,533
Carleton College Carleton College Northfield, MN
5/5
9 : 1 2,014
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
Occidental College Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
5/5
11 : 1 2,023
University of Richmond University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 4,181
University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
3/5
17 : 1 35,424
University Logo Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
5/5
9 : 1 2,929
University of Connecticut University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
3/5
15 : 1 27,043

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Getting an Area Studies Degree Online

Schools offering online Area Studies degrees

Online Area Studies degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 20 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Area 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
Siena Heights University 0 0 20 0 0
How many schools offer online Area Studies degrees?
  • 2 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in Area Studies?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 7 Colleges 3 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 65 Colleges 850 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 18 Colleges 96 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 4 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 36 Graduates

Area Studies Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Area Studies degree, there are many opportunities for a traditional degree as well as higher education selections. The most prevalent path for those earning a degree in Area Studies can surmise a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The standard Area Studies degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Area Studies degree that people receive is a certificate. While a bachelor's degree is the likely degree choice, getting a certificate degree isn't out of the question. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. At this point, it comes down to pinpointing the degree based on what your goals are by earning a degree in Area Studies. After that, the next steps will be to find the right school that offers that degree based on your flexibility and your needs.

Average cost of college for a Area Studies degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$2,417 Public In-State
$7,035 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,862 Public In-State
$37,699 Private In-State
$23,657 Public Out-of-State
$37,699 Private Out-of-State
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