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Economics at Texas Tech University

If you plan to study economics, take a look at what Texas Tech University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas and has a total student population of 40,322. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 98 students received a bachelor's degree in economics from Texas Tech.

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

Texas Tech Economics Degrees Available

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

Texas Tech Economics Rankings

The economics major at Texas Tech 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.

In 2020, 1 student received their master’s degree in economics from Texas Tech. This is the #204 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in economics, making the school the #73 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Texas Tech Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at Texas Tech is $45,500. This is 3% higher than $44,300, which is the national average for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.

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Economics Student Demographics at Texas Tech

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

Texas Tech Economics Bachelor’s Program

16% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 98 economics students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from Texas Tech, about 84% were men and 16% were women.

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About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in economics at Texas Tech are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% 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 Texas Tech University with a bachelor's in economics.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 55
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Texas Tech Economics Master’s Program

100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 0% of economics master's degrees went to men and 100% went to women.

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In the economics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 20% better than the national average.*

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

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

Texas Tech also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2020, 4 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 TX, the home state for Texas Tech University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 29,560 $78,200
Managers 20,710 $122,130
Economics Professors 1,020 $115,240
Economists 830 $106,480
Survey Researchers 430 $60,460

References

*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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