Public Applied History

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
235
declining 3.29%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,629
growing 2.92%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$34,502
growing 1.97%
Average Wage
$91,850
growing 2.61%
People in Workforce
1.04M
growing 2.27%
Average Employee Age
44.5
growing 0.00569%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Public Applied History degree recipients are Rexburg, ID, Kalamazoo, MI, and Raleigh, NC. The locations with a relatively high number of Public Applied History degree recipients are Rexburg, ID, Berea, OH, and Salem, MA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Public Applied History is a masters degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Public Applied History and the types of students that study this field. Brigham Young University-Idaho awards the most degrees in Public Applied History in the US, but Brigham Young University-Idaho and St. Mary's University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Public Applied History.

Tuition costs for Public Applied History majors are, on average, $7,629 for in-state public colleges, and $34,502 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Public Applied History programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (36 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (134 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Public Applied History

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Public Applied History, is Public, 4-year or above (134 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,629
Median In-State Public
$34,502
Median Out of State Private

Brigham Young University-Idaho has the most Public Applied History degree recipients, with 61 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Public Applied History programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Brigham Young University-Idaho has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Public Applied History, with 0.794%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Public Applied History

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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 Public Applied History.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ History graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for History majors is $91,850 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most History majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products .

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
$91,850
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,546
2.61%
1 Year Growth
± 3.85%

The average salary for History majors is $91,850 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

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

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Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for History majors are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Occupations by Share

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1.04M
2020 Workforce
± 24,896
2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.34%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.27%, from 1.01M in 2019 to 1.04M in 2020.

The largest single share of History graduates go on to work as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (9.45%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in History by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common industries that employ History majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
1.04M
2020 Workforce
± 24,896
2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.34%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.27%, from 1.01M in 2019 to 1.04M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most History 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 History.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

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

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in History in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in History is 44.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold History degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in History (191 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
44.5
Average Age in 2020
± 0.336 Years
0.00569%
1 Year Change
± 1.08%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in History. The most common ages of employees with this major are 31 and 32 years old, which represent 3.02% and 2.93% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Public Applied History are Masters Degree, Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common degree types held by the working population in History are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (68.5%)
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 Public Applied History.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    191 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    10 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Public Applied History 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
    42 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Masters Degree recipients in Public Applied History. 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 Public Applied History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    8,025 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    6,078 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    5,727 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Algeria
    7.07 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    6.3 times more than expected
  3. New Zealand
    4.96 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Algeria that hold History degrees (7.07 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 (8,025 degree recipients).

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Public Applied History field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Public Applied History majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Public Applied History majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operation Monitoring, and Management of Material Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Public Applied History majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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