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Economics at University of Rochester

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

University of Rochester is located in Rochester, New York and has a total student population of 11,741. Of the 2,035 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester in 2021, 110 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.

University of Rochester Economics Degrees Available

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

University of Rochester Economics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks economics programs across the country. The following shows how University of Rochester 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 University of Rochester 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
Best Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 27
Most Focused Economics Master’s Degree Schools 103
Most Focused Economics Schools 169

In 2021, 9 students received their master’s degree in economics from University of Rochester. This makes it the #121 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 8 students who received their doctoral degrees in economics, making the school the #54 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of University of Rochester Economics Graduates

The median salary of economics students who receive their bachelor's degree at University of Rochester is $63,873. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $45,868 for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.


Economics Student Demographics at University of Rochester

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

University of Rochester Economics Bachelor’s Program

33% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The economics program at University of Rochester awarded 110 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 67% of these degrees went to men with the other 33% going to women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 21
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

University of Rochester Economics Master’s Program

22% Women
For the most recent academic year available, 78% of economics master's degrees went to men and 22% went to women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

University of Rochester also has a doctoral program available in economics. In 2021, 8 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 of Rochester.

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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