Economics, General

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#1

#1 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,520–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$24,034

Median Starting Salary

$57,721

#2

#2 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Columbia University requires all freshman students to apply online, using either The Coalition Application...

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$49,704

#3

#3 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

In general, Wayne State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$55,577

#4

#4 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

American University
Washington, DC

American University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,310–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$41,369

Median Starting Salary

$61,137

#5

#5 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Rice University
Houston, TX

Rice University is a extremely selective school. The institution receives about 31,000 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,500–1,580

Est. Net Price *

$19,902

Median Starting Salary

$55,648

#6

#6 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

George Mason University is a non selective school. The school receives approximately 20,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$18,479

Median Starting Salary

$56,775

#7

#7 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$25,606

Median Starting Salary

$54,004

#8

#8 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD

the University of Maryland-College Park is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,360–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$16,210

Median Starting Salary

$57,525

#9

#9 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

In general, the University of Southern California is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$53,451

#10

#10 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Clemson University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,260–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$24,577

Median Starting Salary

$60,009

#11

#11 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Clark University
Worcester, MA

Clark University is a fairly selective school. The institution receives roughly 8,790 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

50%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,260–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$32,053

Median Starting Salary

$63,914

#12

#12 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

the University of Colorado Boulder is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$59,533

#13

#13 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$60,493

#14

#14 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

the University of Florida is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$53,907

#15

#15 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

the University of Connecticut is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,240–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$23,985

Median Starting Salary

$59,142

#16

#16 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Overall, Suffolk University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$32,270

Median Starting Salary

$60,023

#17

#17 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Iowa State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$15,310

Median Starting Salary

$61,406

#18

#18 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$26,060

Median Starting Salary

$57,921

#19

#19 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$55,691

#20

#20 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

In general, Texas Tech University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$58,026

#21

#21 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Binghamton University
Vestal, NY

In general, Binghamton University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

42%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,340–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$19,535

Median Starting Salary

$57,098

#22

#22 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA

For students interested in applying to UVA, application packets should include none, but none are also...

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,410–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,469

Median Starting Salary

$59,039

#23

#23 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Overall, Florida International University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,070–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$9,881

Median Starting Salary

$54,302

#24

#24 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Temple University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives about 38,700 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$61,545

#25

#25 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,020–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$13,062

Median Starting Salary

$57,128

#26

#26 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Overall, Stony Brook University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,320–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$17,213

Median Starting Salary

$54,002

#27

#27 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University Campus Immersion is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$54,397

#28

#28 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 19,200 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$56,490

#29

#29 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM

the University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,633

Median Starting Salary

$55,712

#30

#30 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$55,885

#31

#31 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC

the University of South Carolina-Columbia is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$22,427

Median Starting Salary

$60,796

#32

#32 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Generally, the University of South Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,150–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$11,004

Median Starting Salary

$54,211

#33

#33 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

the University of Arkansas is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$16,208

Median Starting Salary

$59,552

#34

#34 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Mississippi
University, MS

Generally, the University of Mississippi is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,289

Median Starting Salary

$57,788

#35

#35 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,990

Median Starting Salary

$57,183

#36

#36 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

the University of Hawaii at Manoa is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,639

Median Starting Salary

$56,940

#37

#37 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,080–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$15,364

Median Starting Salary

$55,634

#38

#38 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

the University of Illinois Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$55,925

#39

#39 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Utah State University
Logan, UT

Utah State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,050–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$14,577

Median Starting Salary

$57,423

#40

#40 Best College for Economics, General in the U.S.

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,364

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About Economics, General

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Students majoring in Economics, General can advance up to a Post masters certificate. On average, 63% percent of men and 37% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Of all the US states, Virginia is where degrees in Economics, General are most commonly granted. The Median Starting Salary for an undergraduate degree in Economics, General is $53,900.

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Careers

Majoring in Economics, General, your education can be applied to different careers. Economics, General majors go on to pursue jobs including Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education and Economics Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Economics, General majors include Economists, Economics Teachers, Postsecondary and Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
263
Female Students
96 (36%)
Male Students
167 (63%)

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