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Graduate Certificates in Economics

102 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 38 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in economics. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 17% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 37.3% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

In 2019-2020, 102 earned their graduate certificate in economics. This makes it the 16th most popular graduate certificate 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 40,046
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 Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for economics majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in economics. About 60.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 62
Women 40

The racial-ethnic distribution of economics graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 40
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

There are 38 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in economics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Economics Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Quantitative Economics 54
General Economics 18
Applied Economics 12
Development Economics 8
International Economics 7


*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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