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Economics Schools in North Carolina

1,320 students earned Economics degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

An Economics major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,132
Master’s Degree 148
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 39
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 39
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 39
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of economics majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.9%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.6%
  • White: 57.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.4%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Economics Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in North Carolina

30,600 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Economics Jobs in North Carolina

Economics grads earn an average of $81,470 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in North Carolina that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

408 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
29,877 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it. A typical student attending UNC Chapel Hill will pay a net price of $13,918. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Duke University

Durham
309 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,686 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#3

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
152 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,495 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. 46% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,129.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

81% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $34,900 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#5

Davidson College

Davidson
75 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
1,837 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Davidson. The full-time teacher rate is 95%.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 71%. 74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.36 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,600 Total Students

A typical student attending UNCA will pay a net price of $12,794. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,088 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Elon will pay a net price of $35,160. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Elon.

Economics Careers in NC

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 29% $62,370
Managers 12% $113,560
Economics Professors 10% $91,330
Economists 0% $80,400

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