Best Sociology colleges in the U.S. 2022

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.

Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.

The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.

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Best Sociology colleges in the U.S. for 2022

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 51 Sociology students graduated with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Duke University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 59 Sociology students graduated with students earning 45 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

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Rice University
Houston, TX

Rice University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 43 Sociology students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Brown University
Providence, RI
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Brown University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 37 Sociology students graduated with students earning 24 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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University of Pennsylvania offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 37 Sociology students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

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Northwestern University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 44 Sociology students graduated with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 32 Sociology students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 80 Sociology students graduated with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
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Vanderbilt University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 34 Sociology students graduated with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Georgetown University offers 1 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 34 Sociology students graduated with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees.

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School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,834
Duke University Logo Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
11 : 1 16,172
Rice University Logo Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
11 : 1 7,643
Brown University Logo Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,948
University of Pennsylvania Logo University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
18 : 1 26,552