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Economics Schools in Pennsylvania

2,379 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 7th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,260
Master’s Degree 67
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 49
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 49
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 49
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.9%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.2%
  • White: 59.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 20.4%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Economics Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Pennsylvania

39,640 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Economics Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $87,630, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 60 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

544 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
91,427 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,100 a year.

223 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 1.10% which is lower than average.

193 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $28,758. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average.

129 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
2,662 Total Students

The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Lafayette. 83% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $56,400 after graduation.

#5

Villanova University

Villanova
124 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
10,848 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 1.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#6

Bucknell University

Lewisburg
123 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
3,697 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $57,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid.

#7

Temple University

Philadelphia
107 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

A typical student attending Temple will pay a net price of $23,536. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

#8

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
1,594 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 89%. An average student at Swarthmore will pay a net price of $21,067.

#8

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,370 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $43,900 after graduation.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $22,892.

Economics Careers in PA

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 12% $62,250
Economics Professors 8% $109,360
Economists 3% $84,520
Managers 3% $116,820

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