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Economics at Rutgers University - Newark

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Economics at Rutgers University - Newark

Every economics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the economics program at Rutgers University - Newark stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and approximately 13,231 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,346 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - Newark in 2021, 37 of them were economics majors.

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

Rutgers Newark Economics Degrees Available

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

Rutgers Newark Economics Rankings

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

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 Rutgers Newark 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 216
Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 238
Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 243

In 2021, 7 students received their master’s degree in economics from Rutgers Newark. This makes it the #142 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Rutgers Newark Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers Newark is $49,765. This is 8% higher than $45,868, which is the national average for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.


Economics Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

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

Rutgers Newark Economics Bachelor’s Program

41% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 37 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in economics from Rutgers Newark in 2021, 59% were men and 41% were women. The typical economics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% women. So female students are more repesented at Rutgers Newark since its program graduates 4% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 34% 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 Rutgers University - Newark with a bachelor's in economics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Rutgers Newark Economics Master’s Program

57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 7 students who earned a master's degree in Economics from Rutgers Newark in 2020-2021, 43% were men and 57% were women.


In the economics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 57% of degree recipients. That is 26% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Rutgers Newark 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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - Newark.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 19,330 $87,210
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Survey Researchers 480 $76,040
Economics Professors 340 $117,220
Economists 180 $100,500


*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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