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Economics Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 8,743 students earned their Economics degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 5,943
Associate’s Degree 2,147
Master’s Degree 467
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 183
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 183
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 183
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 23.1%
  • Black or African American: 1.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 25.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 24.1%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Economics Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in California

167,800 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Economics Jobs in California

Economics grads earn an average of $124,430 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 138 colleges in California that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

779 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid. 70% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, UCLA grads earn an average salary of $44,500.

745 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
43,185 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. The full-time teacher rate is 67%.

599 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
26,314 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

562 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,634 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,729. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time. In their early career, UC Davis grads earn an average salary of $40,400.

483 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
38,736 Total Students

The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UCSD. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,318.

388 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 68% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, UC Irvine grads earn an average salary of $41,100.

302 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

245 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
25,547 Total Students

In their early career, UCR grads earn an average salary of $33,700. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,743. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

#9

Grossmont College

El Cajon
218 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,958 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 34%.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,544 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,287. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average.

Economics Careers in CA

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 28% $68,770
Economics Professors 20% $125,160
Managers 11% $129,300
Economists 6% $114,660

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