Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
36,493
growing 1.67%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,067
growing 2.49%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$32,954
growing 5.15%
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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities degree recipients are Indianapolis city (balance), IN, Lake Arbor, MD, and Wakefield, VA. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities degree recipients are Mahnomen, MN, Jacksonville, TX, and Champion Heights, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities and the types of students that study this field. Ivy Tech Community College awards the most degrees in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities in the US, but Jacksonville College-Main Campus and Thomas More College of Liberal Arts have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities.

Tuition costs for Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities majors are, on average, $7,067 for in-state public colleges, and $32,954 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities programs are Public, 2-year institutions (180 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (23,985 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, is Public, 2-year (23,985 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,067
Median In-State Public
$32,954
Median Out of State Private

Ivy Tech Community College has the most Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities degree recipients, with 5,883 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Jacksonville College-Main Campus has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities.

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Employment

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.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Liberal Arts & Humanities majors.

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Occupations

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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities is from the 2 Digit Course Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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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Diversity

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 White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Liberal Arts & Humanities (22,618 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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 (61.9%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,618 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5,419 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,686 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities for each race & ethnicity. White 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. White Female
    6,419 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    4,244 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,944 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities. White 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 Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities 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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