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2021 Most Popular Online Economics Schools

53 Colleges
$47,295 Avg Salary
$21,978 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 48,297 economics students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #6 most popular in the country.

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The Most Popular Online Economics Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 53 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online economics programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found Utah State University to be the most popular school for economics students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the city of Logan, USU is a public college with a very large student population.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Utah is a great place for economics students pursuing an online degree. U of U is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fort Hays State University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Economics Schools list. Located in the remote town of Hays, FHSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Oregon State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Economics Schools list. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, economics graduates from Oregon State take out $23,094 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $240, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent online programs at Florida International University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best economics schools in the United States. FIU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

The average amount in student loans that economics majors at FIU take out is $17,008. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $177, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Hawaii at Manoa did quite well on this year’s best schools for economics students. Located in the city of Honolulu, UH Manoa is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that economics majors at UH Manoa take out is $15,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Economics Schools ranking. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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With a ranking of #8, Washington State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for economics students. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population.

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#9

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

Foothill College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for economics students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Los Altos Hills, Foothill College is a public college with a large student population.

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Eastern Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for economics students. It came in at #10 on the list. EWU is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Cheney.

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Economics Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Economics 34,159
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 11,931
Applied Economics 727
Development Economics & International Development 628
Other Economics 488
International Economics 364

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to pixabay.

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