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Economics at University at Albany

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

UAlbany is located in Albany, New York and approximately 17,688 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,669 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University at Albany in 2021, 282 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.

UAlbany Economics Degrees Available

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

UAlbany Economics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the economics progam at UAlbany 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 UAlbany 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 Graduate Certificate Schools 13
Best Economics Graduate Certificate Schools 24
Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 302

In 2021, 24 students received their master’s degree in economics from UAlbany. This makes it the #52 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in economics, making the school the #97 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UAlbany Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at UAlbany is $37,378. This is less than $45,868, which is the national average of all economics majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Economics Student Demographics at UAlbany

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

UAlbany Economics Bachelor’s Program

25% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 282 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from UAlbany in 2020-2021, 75% were men and 25% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% 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 University at Albany with a bachelor's in economics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 22
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 94
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

UAlbany Economics Master’s Program

63% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 24 students graduated with a master's degree in economics from UAlbany. About 38% were men and 63% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UAlbany also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2021, 3 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 University at Albany.

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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