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History Schools

There are 1,391 accredited history schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of history classes at one of these schools, you play a iperative role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in history, which encompasses history training at the following levels:

  • History Certificate
  • Associates degree in History
  • Bachelors degree in History
  • Masters degree in History
  • PhD degree in History


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for History professionals

8,550 9,020 9,030 8,520 8,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 8,350 history professionals working in the US. This number has shrunk by 2% over the course of the past 4 years.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for History professionals

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

The median yearly salary earned by history professionals, in 2010, was $49,360. This is 21% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For History

$44,625 $46,950 $49,775 $48,760 $49,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

History professionals' salaries have seen a 11% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National History Student enrollment growth by degree

430 417 458 492 547
33,162 34,445 34,463 34,733 35,229
852 807 860 918 887
2,994 3,145 3,403 3,542 3,849
203 168 234 188 161
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in History
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in History
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in History
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in History
  • Grey: Certificate in History

The career outlook for history professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 37,641 students graduated from history degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 40,673 students graduated from history schools.

This represents a 8% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from history courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

History Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering history programs has also increased. In the year 2006, there were 1343 history schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 1391 schools.

History Faculty Salaries

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  1. California122 Schools
  2. New York90 Schools
  3. Texas90 Schools
  4. Pennsylvania83 Schools
  5. Ohio60 Schools
  6. Massachusetts51 Schools
  7. Illinois48 Schools
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  10. Michigan39 Schools
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