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General Economics at American University

What traits are you looking for in a general economics school? To help you decide if American University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's general economics program.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,318 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 93 general economics majors received their bachelor's degree from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Economics section at the bottom of this page.

The American University General Economics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in General Economics
  • Master’s Degree in General Economics
  • Doctorate Degree in General Economics

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? The American University offers distance education options for general economics at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

The American University General Economics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks general economics programs across the country. The following shows how The American University performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The general economics major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Economics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular General Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused General Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 4
Best General Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 23
Best Value General Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Value General Economics Master’s Degree Schools 32
Most Popular General Economics Schools 56
Most Popular General Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 82
Most Focused General Economics Schools 99
Best General Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 116
Best Value General Economics Schools 261

In 2019, 48 students received their master’s degree in general economics from The American University. This makes it the #3 most popular school for general economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 16 students who received their doctoral degrees in general economics, making the school the #4 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

General Economics Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the general economics majors at American University.

The American University General Economics Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in general economics from The American University. About 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical general economics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 32% women. So female students are more repesented at The American University since its program graduates 15% more women than average.

The American University Gender Breakdown of General Economics Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its general economics bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in general economics.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Economics Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 40
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

The American University General Economics Master’s Program

54% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 48 students who earned a master's degree in General Economics from The American University in 2018-2019, 46% were men and 54% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of General Economics Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in general economics.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Economics Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

The American University also has a doctoral program available in general economics. In 2019, 16 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That General Economics Grads May Go Into

A degree in general economics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Economists 6,380 $134,260
Economics Professors 230 $110,350
Survey Researchers 180 $73,690

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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