Best History Graduate Programs in North Carolina

We ranked the top grad schools for history acccording to economic returns. Three years after completing their degree, history master’s graduates earn a weighted average salary of $43,449. 

Our rankings of master’s in history programs cover 52 of the 177 programs available, accounting for 51% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.



 

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#1 in North Carolina | #15 in History nationally

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.70

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $36,202

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,550

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $26,526

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.73

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in North Carolina | #22 in History nationally

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.81

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $41,025

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,103

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,019

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.95

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in North Carolina | #42 in History nationally

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Economic score: 2.25

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $24,035

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,753

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $37,298

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.55

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

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University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

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How long does it take to pay down debt in history in North Carolina?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in history is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in history earn in North Carolina?

Salary

$34,127

The median master's degree in history graduate earns $34,127 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in history cost in North Carolina?

Net cost

$16,565

The average annual cost of a master's degree in history is $16,565. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.