Sociology in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Sociology Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.3% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from sociology degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,068 sociologists graduate from Pennsylvania's 71 sociology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a sociology program is University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, it was ranked 4th nationwide. 31 students graduated with a degree in sociology from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Tuition at University of Pennsylvania was $40,514 per year.

Swarthmore College, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a sociology program. It is located in Swarthmore. Students at Swarthmore College paid $39,600 per year in tuition fees.

Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a sociology program. It is located in Pittsburgh. Students at Carnegie Mellon University paid $42,136 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's sociology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $24,773 per year, though tuition can range from $42,342 per year to $3,870 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Pennsylvania sociology schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 sociology schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Reading Area Community College - located in Reading, students are charged $3,870 per year
  2. Delaware County Community College - located in Media, students are charged $4,120 per year
  3. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year

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

A large number of Pennsylvania sociology graduates become sociologists. 230 sociologists were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania sociologists:

  1. Bucks County - 210 sociologists

Salary

A sociologist in Pennsylvania earns $84,240 per year on average.

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in sociology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic psychology or school psychology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Sociology in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Sociology in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Sociology in Pennsylvania

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Curious what studying Sociology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,340 $77,760 6.3%
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Sociologists 230 $84,240 9.5%
 

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