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International Education

46 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
293 Master's Degrees Annually
#12 in Popularity

Types of Degrees International Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many international education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 293
Graduate Certificate 48
Bachelor’s Degree 46
Doctor’s Degree 13

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in International Education?

46 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
76% Percent Women
57% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is one of the most frequently chosen teaching majors. It is the 12th most popular in the country with 46 students graduating with a bachelor’s in international ed in 2019. This major is dominated by women with about 76% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of international ed majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Ed Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 14
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in International Ed, too. About 13.0% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Japan
  • Canada

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that international education students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $45,400 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $45,400 (25th percentile) and $45,400 (75th percentile).

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It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to international ed.

Online International Education Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 schools offered some type of international education program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 9 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 20 6
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 3 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to international ed.

Major Number of Grads
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767
Student Counseling 13,679
Instructional Media Design 7,063
Other Education 5,503
Teaching English or French 5,407
Multilingual Education 1,636
Teaching Assistants 1,591
Educational Assessment 1,532
Education Philosophy 634

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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