History Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 8 accredited history schools where history faculty who teach history classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in history in the state of Washington DC, which encompasses history training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in History
  • Masters degree in History
  • PhD degree in History


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Trinity Washington University

    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National History Employment

Washington DC 110
National 8,350

Of all of the history professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for History professionals In Washington DC

440 490 200 500 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, the field of history is shrinking. There were 330 less history professionals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has shrunk by 75% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for history professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of history professionals working around the nation.

History VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$72,245 $73,505 $75,070 $79,420 $81,805
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to history professionals are growing in Washington DC. The mean salary for history professionals in 2006 was $72,245 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $81,805 per year.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$59,745
25th percentile
$68,070
50th percentile
$80,485
75th percentile
$96,460
90th percentile
$111,290

Thus, there was a 12% growth in history professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Washington DC, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of history. The pay differential between the highest paid history professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 86%

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Washington DC

History
$81,805
Liberal Arts
$67,490
Political Science
$98,630

History professionals in Washington DC earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

History programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
9
master
8
doctor
4
Certificate
0
Total21

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited history schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In Washington DC, there were 307 graduates in 2006. And there were 288 graduates from history courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of history school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 6%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in history.

History Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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