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Associate Degrees in Economics

2,948 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 122 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in economics. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 61% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.7% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,948 associate degrees were awarded to economics majors. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular associate degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in economics at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40,046
Master’s Degree 4,493
Associate Degree 2,948
Doctor’s Degree 1,219
Graduate Certificate 102
Basic Certificate 14
Undergraduate Certificate 9

Earnings of Economics Majors With Associate Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for economics majors with their associate degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in economics. About 59.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,767
Women 1,181

The racial-ethnic distribution of economics associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 681
Black or African American 60
Hispanic or Latino 922
White 756
International Students 345
Other Races/Ethnicities 184

There are 122 colleges that offer an associate degree in economics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Economics Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Economics 2,948


*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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