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Economics Schools in Maine

In 2018-2019, 274 students earned their Economics degrees in ME.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 21 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Maine

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 260
Master’s Degree 14

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in ME Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 72.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 13.1%
  • Other Races: 3.3%
Economics Majors in ME Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Maine

2,270 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. ME

Wages for Economics Jobs in Maine

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $68,670, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Maine that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Colby College

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
2,003 Total Students

92% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. An average student at Colby will pay a net price of $18,553.


Bowdoin College

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 56% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate.


Bates College

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
1,820 Total Students

In their early career, Bates grads earn an average salary of $43,100. The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Bates. The student loan default rate of 1.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,561 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.70%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
8,429 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.10% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,180.

Economics Careers in ME

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title ME Job Growth ME Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 11% $63,630
Managers 1% $92,110
Economics Professors 0% $92,230
Economists 0% $0

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