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Economics Schools in Virginia

1,465 students earned Economics degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 23 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,368
Master’s Degree 66
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 29
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2
Post-Master’s Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.7%
  • White: 60.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.9%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Economics Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Virginia

39,410 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Economics Jobs in Virginia

In this state, economics grads earn an average of $101,290. Nationwide, they make an average of $115,590.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Virginia that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

512 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
25,012 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at University of Virginia. Graduates earn an average $50,300 after graduation.

183 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending GMU will pay a net price of $20,321.

157 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,773 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 1.40% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 80% are considered full time.

#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
141 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
36,383 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,000 a year. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Virginia Tech. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
2,264 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.30%. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $27,083.

#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,820 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,400 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#7

University of Richmond

University of Richmond
61 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
3,914 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,911. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
1,698 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,400 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,236.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,919 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. In their early career, CNU grads earn an average salary of $38,200.

#10

Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
993 Total Students

The average student takes 4.10 years to complete their degree at Hampden - Sydney. In their early career, Hampden - Sydney grads earn an average salary of $39,200. The full-time teacher rate is 93%.

Economics Careers in VA

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 27% $67,440
Economics Professors 15% $92,790
Managers 11% $130,590
Economists 7% $122,230

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