Economics at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 582 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.
UCSB Economics Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
- Master’s Degree in Economics
- Doctorate Degree in Economics
UCSB Economics Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the economics progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the economics major at UCSB at 29 out of the 276 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 15% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #6 school in California.
|Most Popular Colleges for Economics||4|
|Best Economics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||19|
|Best Colleges for Economics||29|
|Best Economics Colleges for Veterans||32|
|Highest Paid Economics Graduates||41|
|Best Value Colleges for Economics||68|
|Most Focused Colleges for Economics||71|
Earnings of UCSB Economics Graduates
The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $59,200. This is 34% higher than $44,300, which is the national average for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.
Economics Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the economics majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Economics Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% 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 of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in economics.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||10|
|Hispanic or Latino||71|
UCSB Economics Master’s Program
In the economics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 25% of degree recipients. That is 12% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in economics.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2019, 5 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||98,590||$78,090|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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