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Economics Schools in Iowa

388 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Economics major is the 8th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 375
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Master’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • White: 58.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 28.1%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Economics Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Iowa

There are 8,060 people in the state and 1,144,130 people in the nation working in economics jobs.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Economics Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $87,530, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Iowa that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City
186 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,240 Total Students

84% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
33,372 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years.

#3

Grinnell College

Grinnell
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,733 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,358. The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at Grinnell.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,477 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,100 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#5

Coe College

Cedar Rapids
18 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,430 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#6

Drake University

Des Moines
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,884 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,800 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $29,046.

#7

Simpson College

Indianola
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,355 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,187. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.50%.

#8

Luther College

Decorah
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
1,951 Total Students

An average student at Luther will pay a net price of $23,792. 73% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,733 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,400 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#9

Northwestern College

Orange City
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,412 Total Students

In their early career, NWC grads earn an average salary of $36,000. This private school has an average net price of $23,406. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Economics Careers in IA

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 25% $54,090
Economics Professors 10% $120,140
Managers 6% $90,210
Economists 0% $85,840

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