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History at Vassar College

History is one of the majors in the history program at Vassar College.

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. In addition, we cover how Vassar ranks in comparison to other schools with history programs.

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Vassar History Rankings

Vassar was ranked #81 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for history majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #9 in New York.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for History 67
Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 83
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for History 274
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for History 563

Popularity of History at Vassar

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Vassar College handed out 28 bachelor's degrees in history. Due to this, the school was ranked #348 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 40% over the previous year when 20 degrees were handed out.

How Much Student Debt Do History Graduates from Vassar Have?

Student Debt of History Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Vassar, history students borrow a median amount of $19,000 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all history bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $23,250.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the history program at Vassar is $197 per month.

History Student Diversity at Vassar

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Vassar College.

Vassar History Bachelor’s Program

The history program at Vassar awarded 28 bachelor's degrees in 2019-2020. About 46% of these degrees went to men with the other 54% going to women.


The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Vassar are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 79% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's in history.

Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 22
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 0


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