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Economics Schools in Texas

2,209 students earned Economics degrees in Texas in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,791
Master’s Degree 330
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 47
Associate’s Degree 41

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.7%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.1%
  • White: 44.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.3%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Economics Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Texas

There are 52,550 people in the state and 1,144,130 people in the nation working in economics jobs.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Economics Jobs in Texas

In this state, economics grads earn an average of $106,480. Nationwide, they make an average of $115,590.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Texas that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

611 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,090 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
68,726 Total Students

The average student takes 4.39 years to complete their degree at Texas A&M College Station. 76% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $18,944.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
46,148 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 82%. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at UH.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
11,824 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at SMU. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#5

Rice University

Houston
125 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
7,282 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $56,600 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,879. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
38,742 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
11,024 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,513. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
29,543 Total Students

77% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,000 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
48,635 Total Students

The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at UT Arlington. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $12,410.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,481 Total Students

The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
39,336 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Economics Careers in TX

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 31% $70,730
Economists 19% $99,740
Managers 15% $113,510
Economics Professors 13% $97,220

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