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Associate’s Degrees in Economics

2,228 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 122 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in economics. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.9% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,228 students earned their associate's degree in economics. This makes it the 6th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40,355
Master’s Degree 4,391
Associate’s Degree 2,228
Doctor’s Degree 1,225
Graduate Certificate 83
Basic Certificate 12
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Economics Majors With Associate’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for economics students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in economics. About 60.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,342
Women 886
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Economics

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 422
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 639
White 688
International Students 288
Other Races/Ethnicities 149
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Economics Associate's Degree Students

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

#1

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
218 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for economics students seekingan associate's degree is Grossmont College. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Grossmont College awarded 218 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
155 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Barbara City College. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at SBCC. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#3

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
121 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Moorpark College. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 people received their associate's degree in economics from Moorpark College. About 33% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
117 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Diablo Valley College. Roughly 19,800 attend the school each year. The economics program at Diablo Valley College awarded 117 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, California
117 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Pierce College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. The economics program at Los Angeles Pierce College awarded 117 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, California
112 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Golden West College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 people received their associate's degree in economics from Golden West College. Of these students, 41% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
80 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of San Mateo comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at CSM. About 50% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
75 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Saddleback College awarded 75 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 28% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
75 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Los Angeles Valley College. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Los Angeles Valley College awarded 75 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Ohlone College

Fremont, California
72 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohlone College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Ohlone College awarded 72 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

El Camino College

Torrance, California
53 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Camino College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at El Camino College awarded 53 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#12

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
51 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Foothill College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#13

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
49 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Fullerton College. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#14

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
40 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. The economics program at Southwestern College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 88% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Canada College

Redwood City, California
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Canada College. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. The economics program at Canada College awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

West Valley College

Saratoga, California
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is West Valley College. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in economics from West Valley College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#17

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
38 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Monica College. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in economics from SMC. About 45% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Chabot College

Hayward, California
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chabot College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Roughly 13,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in economics from Chabot College. Of these students, 41% were women and 94% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, California
28 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyamaca College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Cuyamaca College awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 54% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is East Los Angeles College. Each year, around 36,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at East Los Angeles College. About 59% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Economics Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Economics 2,228

References

*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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