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Economics Schools in Arkansas

106 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 9th most popular major in the state out of a total 22 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Arkansas

Economics majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 89
Master’s Degree 13
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 3
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In Arkansas, a economics major is more popular with men than with women.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of economics majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.5%
  • White: 50.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 22.6%
  • Other Races: 10.4%

Jobs for Economics Grads in Arkansas

8,290 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.


Wages for Economics Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $75,380, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.


There are 6 colleges in Arkansas that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


University of Arkansas

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
27,562 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.31 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
10,335 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. A typical student attending UCA will pay a net price of $16,554. Most students complete their degree in 4.44 years.


Hendrix College

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
1,077 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,321 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,746.


Lyon College

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
665 Total Students

In their early career, Lyon grads earn an average salary of $30,527. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
13,106 Total Students

In their early career, A-State grads earn an average salary of $32,687. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,189. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
4,617 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.34 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. 74% of the teachers are full time.

Economics Careers in AR

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 31% $62,500
Managers 16% $75,190
Economists 10% $63,720
Economics Professors 9% $94,520

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