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Economics Schools in Kentucky

272 students earned Economics degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 8th most popular major in the state out of a total 24 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 247
Master’s Degree 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.7%
  • White: 71.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 13.2%
  • Other Races: 2.9%
Economics Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Kentucky

8,140 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Economics Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $58,190, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Kentucky that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Centre College

Danville
76 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,411 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. 99% of students get financical aid. An average student at Centre College of Kentucky will pay a net price of $23,053.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 86% of the teachers are full time.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. 65% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,200 a year.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. Graduates earn an average $34,800 after graduation.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,242. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Murray State.

#6

Bellarmine University

Louisville
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,331 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,223.

#7

Berea College

Berea
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,688 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.70% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. Graduates earn an average $24,600 after graduation.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,845. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,800 a year.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
946 Total Students

80% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years.

#10

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
12,381 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. An average student at Campbellsville University will pay a net price of $17,872. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Economics Careers in KY

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 21% $53,640
Economists 14% $0
Managers 9% $89,310
Economics Professors 7% $77,070

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