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Economics at Lafayette College

If you are interested in studying economics, you may want to check out the program at Lafayette College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 2,514. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 110 students received a bachelor's degree in economics from Lafayette.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Economics section at the bottom of this page.

Lafayette Economics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

Lafayette Economics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the economics progam at Lafayette compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The economics major at Lafayette is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Economics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Economics Schools 7
Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 27
Best Economics Schools 28
Most Popular Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 99

Earnings of Lafayette Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at Lafayette is $63,927. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $45,868 for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.


Economics Student Demographics at Lafayette

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the economics majors at Lafayette College.

Lafayette Economics Bachelor’s Program

33% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 67% of economics bachelor's degrees went to men and 33% went to women.


About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in economics at Lafayette are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's in economics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 77
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Lafayette also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Economics Grads May Go Into

A degree in economics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Lafayette College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 26,750 $68,630
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Economics Professors 710 $131,060
Economists 610 $87,630
Survey Researchers 510 $60,810


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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