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International Studies at University of California - San Diego

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International Studies at University of California - San Diego

International Studies is one of the majors in the multi / interdisciplinary studies program at University of California - San Diego.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how UCSD ranks in comparison to other schools with international studies programs.

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International Studies Degrees Available at UCSD

UCSD International Studies Rankings

UCSD is in the top 10% of the country for international studies. More specifically it was ranked #9 out of 126 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #4 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (With Aid) 3
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (Income $75-$110k) 7
Best International Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (Income $48-$75k) 9
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (Income $30-$48k) 9
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (Income $0-$30k) 10
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies (Income Over $110k) 11
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree International Studies Graduates 19
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for International Studies 85

Popularity of International Studies at UCSD

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of California - San Diego handed out 585 bachelor's degrees in international studies. Due to this, the school was ranked #1 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 7% over the previous year when 631 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do International Studies Graduates from UCSD Make?

Salary of International Studies Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

International Studies majors who earn their bachelor's degree from UCSD go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $41,542 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $29,348 for all international studies bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do International Studies Graduates from UCSD Have?

Student Debt of International Studies Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UCSD, international studies students borrow a median amount of $15,500 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all international studies bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $21,745.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the international studies program at UCSD is $247 per month.

International Studies Student Diversity at UCSD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the international studies majors at University of California - San Diego.

UCSD International Studies Bachelor’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 585 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in international studies from UCSD. About 45% were men and 55% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - San Diego with a bachelor's in international studies.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 183
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 97
White 90
Non-Resident Aliens 167
Other Races 38

Majors Similar to International Studies

Related Major Annual Graduates
Cognitive Science 708
Mathematics & Computer Science 216
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 46
Computational Science 8

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