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

7

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.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

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

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$55,577

#3

#3 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

31

SAT Score

1,310–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$41,369

Median Starting Salary

$61,137

#4

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

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

the University of Oregon is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 37,200 applications...

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,160–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,077

Median Starting Salary

$57,886

#5

#5 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

51

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$18,479

Median Starting Salary

$56,775

#6

#6 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

21

SAT Score

1,260–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$24,577

Median Starting Salary

$60,009

#7

#7 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

22

SAT Score

1,360–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$16,210

Median Starting Salary

$57,525

#8

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

CUNY City College
New York, NY

CUNY City College is a fairly selective school. The institution receives roughly 34,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,060–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$5,181

Median Starting Salary

$53,669

#9

#9 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

27

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$53,907

#10

#10 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

16

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$60,493

#11

#11 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

15

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$26,060

Median Starting Salary

$57,921

#12

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

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

51%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,030–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$5,001

Median Starting Salary

$56,700

#13

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

CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$4,848

Median Starting Salary

$53,601

#14

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

Generally, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

18%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,370–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,318

Median Starting Salary

$57,003

#15

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

South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 6,400 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,160

Median Starting Salary

$62,663

#16

#16 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

5

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$56,490

#17

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

Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$25,214

Median Starting Salary

$61,336

#18

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

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
San Juan, PR

Overall, the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,030–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$9,119

Median Starting Salary

$55,629

#19

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

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM

Overall, New Mexico State University-Main Campus is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

920–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$10,407

Median Starting Salary

$55,531

#20

#20 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

6

SAT Score

1,260–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$32,053

Median Starting Salary

$63,914

#21

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

California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Los Angeles is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$5,801

Median Starting Salary

$56,139

#22

#22 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

12

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$55,691

#23

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

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA

In general, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,010–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$12,480

Median Starting Salary

$54,228

#24

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

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Overall, Youngstown State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

950–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$11,900

Median Starting Salary

$58,333

#25

#25 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

5

SAT Score

1,500–1,580

Est. Net Price *

$19,902

Median Starting Salary

$55,648

#26

#26 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

10

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$59,533

#27

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

Generally, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,370–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$39,127

Median Starting Salary

$60,021

#28

#28 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

5

SAT Score

1,410–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,469

Median Starting Salary

$59,039

#29

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

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI

In general, Central Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$15,605

Median Starting Salary

$60,741

#30

#30 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

13

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$54,397

#31

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

Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,390–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$50,263

Median Starting Salary

$57,180

#32

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

University of Denver
Denver, CO

the University of Denver is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,270–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$42,423

Median Starting Salary

$60,770

#33

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

California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$9,346

Median Starting Salary

$54,865

#34

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

New York University
New York, NY

Generally, New York University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$55,756

#35

#35 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

9

SAT Score

1,150–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$11,004

Median Starting Salary

$54,211

#36

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,664

Median Starting Salary

$56,933

#37

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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Overall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$19,301

Median Starting Salary

$61,902

#38

#38 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

6

SAT Score

1,320–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$17,213

Median Starting Salary

$54,002

#39

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

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$9,711

Median Starting Salary

$55,386

#40

#40 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

7

SAT Score

1,020–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$13,062

Median Starting Salary

$57,128

#41

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

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

San Diego State University is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 77,000 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$54,960

#42

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

University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Overall, the University of Delaware is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,200–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$18,044

Median Starting Salary

$66,229

#43

#43 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

1

SAT Score

1,240–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$23,985

Median Starting Salary

$59,142

#44

#44 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

5

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$55,885

#45

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

Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$32,043

Median Starting Salary

$56,335

#46

#46 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

3

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$22,427

Median Starting Salary

$60,796

#47

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

Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Auburn University is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 45,700 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,190–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$25,271

Median Starting Salary

$59,908

#48

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

California State University-East Bay
Hayward, CA

California State University-East Bay is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

830–1,050

Est. Net Price *

$11,464

Median Starting Salary

$56,028

#49

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

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

the University of Arizona is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$56,721

#50

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

University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

the University of California-Irvine is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,240–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$14,033

Median Starting Salary

$53,577

#51

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

Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University is a non selective school. The school receives approximately 3,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

850–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$22,117

Median Starting Salary

$56,734

#52

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

University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI

In general, the University of Detroit Mercy is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,197

Median Starting Salary

$57,217

#53

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

Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 15,000 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$16,578

Median Starting Salary

$58,408

#54

#54 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

3

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$15,310

Median Starting Salary

$61,406

#55

#55 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

4

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$16,208

Median Starting Salary

$59,552

#56

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

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

900–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$13,380

Median Starting Salary

$59,480

#57

#57 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

2

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,289

Median Starting Salary

$57,788

#58

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

California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,596

Median Starting Salary

$56,677

#59

#59 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

3

SAT Score

1,070–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$9,881

Median Starting Salary

$54,302

#60

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

Murray State University
Murray, KY

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

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$11,042

Median Starting Salary

$58,529

#61

#61 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

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$61,545

#62

#62 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

3

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$58,026

#63

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

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

San Jose State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,219

Median Starting Salary

$54,969

#64

#64 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

5

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,633

Median Starting Salary

$55,712

#65

#65 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

#66

#66 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

#67

#67 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

4

SAT Score

1,050–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$14,577

Median Starting Salary

$57,423

#68

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

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Overall, Old Dominion University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,100–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$16,098

Median Starting Salary

$56,958

#69

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

The University of Montana
Missoula, MT

The University of Montana is a non selective school. The school receives roughly 8,900 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

990–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$16,361

Median Starting Salary

$56,744

#70

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

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

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

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

940–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$15,719

Median Starting Salary

$56,135

#71

#71 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

1

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,990

Median Starting Salary

$57,183

#72

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

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

940–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$15,826

Median Starting Salary

$58,388

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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, 68% percent of men and 32% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Of all the US states, New York 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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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 Economists 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.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Economics, General majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Economics, General majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
638
Female Students
201 (31%)
Male Students
437 (68%)

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