History in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering History Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.6% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from history degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,272 historians graduate from Pennsylvania's 83 history schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a history program is University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania, which was ranked 4th in the country in 2010, is located in Philadelphia. 181 students graduated with a degree in history from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Students at University of Pennsylvania paid $40,514 per year in tuition fees.

Swarthmore College, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a history program. It is located in Swarthmore. 14 students graduated with degree in history from Swarthmore College in 2010. Swarthmore College charged in-state students $39,600 in tuition fees per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a history program. It is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Carnegie Mellon University history program. Carnegie Mellon University charged in-state students $42,136 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's history schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $7,456 per year. But, the average tuition is $25,076 per year. In 2010, the history schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

The following Pennsylvania history schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year
  2. Lock Haven University - located in Lock Haven, students are charged $7,540 per year
  3. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus - located in Indiana, students are charged $7,571 per year

A history degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

The highest percentage of history graduates in Pennsylvania pursue careers as a historian. In 2010, there were 190 historians working in Pennsylvania. The largest populations of Pennsylvania historians are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 40 historians
  2. Bucks County

Salary

A historian in Pennsylvania earns $52,850 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania historians earned as little as less than $31,260 per year or as much as more than $83,400 per year. On average a historian earns the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Cumberland County - $63,580 per year
  2. Bucks County - $45,190 per year

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for historians:

  1. Bucks County - $45,190 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $63,580 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in history in Pennsylvania and to compare salaries with various related fields such as political science or history, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in History in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in History in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in History in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Archivists 280 $43,790 40.0%
2
Historians 190 $52,850 111.1%
 

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