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How will your sociology education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the sociology education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 1,138 traditional sociology schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had sociology programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 31,647 students graduated with degrees in sociology. Of these students, 56 graduated from certificate programs in sociology, 29,560 graduated from undergraduate programs in sociology, and 2,031 graduated from graduate-level programs in sociology.


Students can pursue education in sociology at the following levels:

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

Sociology students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying sociology:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Problems
  • Social Change
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Social Institutions


Students at sociology schools around the nation paid an average of $29,219 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following sociology schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The sociology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your sociology job compare?

A large number of sociology majors become sociologists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 3,710 sociologists were working in the US. The largest populations of sociologists are in the following states:

  1. California - 1,040 Sociologists
  2. Washington DC - 490 Sociologists
  3. New York - 460 Sociologists

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for sociologists over the next few years:

  1. Texas - 29%
  2. Idaho - 26%
  3. Massachusetts - 25%


Sociologists in the US can make an average of $71,518 per year. However, the salary for a sociologist can greatly vary based on factors such as experience, your exact job description or your exact job description. Salaries for sociologists range from less than $18,500 per year to more than $135,290 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a sociologist:

  1. Washington DC - $102,490 per year
  2. Maryland - $88,310 per year
  3. Pennsylvania - $84,240 per year

On average, a sociologist earns the least in the following states:

  1. Ohio - $57,000 per year
  2. Idaho - $57,220 per year
  3. Georgia - $60,170 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 17,430 $71,830 16.4%
Sociologists 3,710 $80,130 6.0%