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#1 Best College for Political Economy in the U.S.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Duke is one of the most selective schools in the country, only admitting 3,200 out of 50,000 applications.

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About Political Economy

A program that focuses on the interaction between politics and economics in the formation of public policy. Includes instruction in microeconomics; macroeconomics; political theory; American, comparative, and international political economy; and quantitative methods.

For all the 290 degrees granted in Political Economy per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 9 students earning degrees at the Masters degree level in the US, 78% percent identify as men and 22% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the US study Political Economy, North Carolina has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Political Economy is $44,500.

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9 degrees awarded
Masters degree in Political Economy makes up 0.15% of all Masters degree awarded in North Carolina


For Political Economy majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Managers, All Other, Social Science Research Assistants and Economics Teachers, Postsecondary. Not only that, Political Economy graduates may find a top paying job, such as Economics Teachers, Postsecondary or Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary.

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Female Students
2 (22%)
Male Students
7 (77%)

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