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Economics at New York University

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

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In 2021, 437 economics majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

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

NYU Economics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
  • Master’s Degree in Economics
  • Doctorate Degree in Economics

NYU Economics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks economics programs across the country. The following shows how NYU performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The economics major at NYU 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 Popular Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 12

In 2021, 87 students received their master’s degree in economics from NYU. This makes it the #11 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 24 students who received their doctoral degrees in economics, making the school the #10 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of NYU Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $60,699. This is 32% higher than $45,868, which is the national average for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.


Economics Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the economics majors at New York University.

NYU Economics Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 437 economics majors earned their bachelor's degree from NYU. Of these graduates, 55% were men and 45% were women. The typical economics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% women. So female students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 9% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its economics bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 94
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 63
International Students 197
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

NYU Economics Master’s Program

41% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 87 economics students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 59% were men and 41% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in economics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

NYU also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2021, 24 students 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 NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 63,520 $77,230
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Economics Professors 1,650 $129,370
Economists 750 $127,520
Survey Researchers 710 $74,130


*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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