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Economics Schools in Washington

780 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Economics is the 6th most popular major out of a total 26 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 723
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 28
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 28
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 28
Master’s Degree 24
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.7%
  • White: 45.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 30.0%
  • Other Races: 9.5%
Economics Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Washington

33,370 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Economics Jobs in Washington

Economics grads earn an average of $89,490 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Washington that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

387 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. 79% of the teachers are full time.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,142 Total Students

In their early career, WWU grads earn an average salary of $35,400. A typical student attending WWU will pay a net price of $16,439. 68% of the teachers are full time.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,607 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,768. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,537 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,410 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, EWU grads earn an average salary of $34,600.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
2,608 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $36,075. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Puget Sound.

#7

Whitman College

Walla Walla
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
1,579 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. 78% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 0.40% which is lower than average.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,814 Total Students

97% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 2.00% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,529 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,062 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 64%. In their early career, PLU grads earn an average salary of $36,200. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Economics Careers in WA

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 41% $70,890
Managers 22% $116,700
Economics Professors 20% $70,300
Economists 20% $91,940

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