Liberal Arts Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

In Boston, there are 10 liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of liberal arts and liberal arts education in Boston, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Liberal Arts Employment

Boston 1,240
Massachusetts 2,220

Exactly 1,240 of the 2,220 liberal arts professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of liberal arts professionals in Boston has grown by 27%. As the employment for liberal arts professionals in Boston has increased, overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Liberal Arts employment growth

2,200 2,200 2,130 2,180 2,220
980 1,140 1,200 1,290 1,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$58,660 $61,700 $62,950 $69,880 $67,600
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

Salaries for liberal arts professionals in Boston have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $67,600 per year was earned by liberal arts professionals in Boston. Four years earlier in 2006, liberal arts professionals in Boston made an average salary of $58,660 per year. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Boston is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Boston

10th percentile
$37,390
25th percentile
$46,600
50th percentile
$62,160
75th percentile
$80,650
90th percentile
$105,730

Liberal arts professionals in Boston earn a median salary of $62,160 per year. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $37,390 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $105,730 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Boston

Music
$52,410
History
$60,925
English
$65,733
Liberal Arts
$67,600
Math
$88,723

On average liberal arts professional salaries in Boston are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Boston

10

Many of Boston's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 10 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Boston

associate
5
bachelor
11
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total20

There are a total of 20 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Boston's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Boston

associate
124
bachelor
135
master
33
doctor
6
Certificate
16
Total314

In 2010 approximately 314 students graduated from liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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