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Associate’s Degrees in Economics

2,228 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in economics is offered at 122 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 54 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.9% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,228 associate's degrees were awarded to economics majors. This earns it the #52 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in economics at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40,355
Master’s Degree 4,391
Associate’s Degree 2,228
Doctor’s Degree 1,225
Graduate Certificate 83
Basic Certificate 12
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Economics Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for economics majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in economics. About 60.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,342
Women 886
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Economics

The racial-ethnic distribution of economics associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 422
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 639
White 688
International Students 288
Other Races/Ethnicities 149
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Economics Associate's Degree Students

There are 122 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in economics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
218 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for economics students seekingan associate's degree is Grossmont College. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 218 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Grossmont College. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#2

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
155 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 people received their associate's degree in economics from SBCC. About 38% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
121 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The economics program at Moorpark College awarded 121 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
117 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Diablo Valley College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 19,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Diablo Valley. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#4

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, California
117 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Pierce College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Pierce College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#6

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, California
112 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Golden West College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The economics program at Golden West College awarded 112 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#7

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
80 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of San Mateo is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their associate's degree in economics from CSM. Of these students, 50% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
75 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Saddleback College. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#8

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
75 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at LAVC. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#10

Ohlone College

Fremont, California
72 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ohlone College. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Ohlone College. Of these students, 50% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

El Camino College

Torrance, California
53 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is El Camino College. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at El Camino College. About 36% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
51 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in economics. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their associate's degree in economics from Foothill College. About 39% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
49 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fullerton College. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their associate's degree in economics from Fullerton College. About 49% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
40 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern College. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at SWC Chula Vista. Of these students, 48% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Canada College

Redwood City, California
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Canada College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Canada College. Of these students, 41% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

West Valley College

Saratoga, California
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Valley College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The economics program at West Valley College awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
38 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. The economics program at Santa Monica College awarded 38 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Chabot College

Hayward, California
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chabot College. Roughly 13,500 attend the school each year. The economics program at Chabot College awarded 32 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 94% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#19

Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, California
28 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cuyamaca College. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to economics majors at Cuyamaca College. Of these students, 54% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Los Angeles College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in economics. Each year, around 36,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in economics from East Los Angeles College. Of these students, 59% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to economics that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Social Sciences 12,003
Sociology 5,523
Political Science & Government 2,020
Anthropology 940
Geography & Cartography 339

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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