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Economics Schools in Maine

274 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 14th most popular major in the state out of a total 213 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Maine

Economics majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 260
Master’s Degree 14

Gender Distribution

In Maine, a economics major is more popular with men than with women.

Economics Majors in ME Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of economics majors in Maine is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 72.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 13.1%
  • Other Races: 3.3%
Economics Majors in ME Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Maine

2,270 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. ME

Wages for Economics Jobs in Maine

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $68,670, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Maine that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Colby College

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
2,003 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation. The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Colby. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.


Bowdoin College

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 86% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.50%.


Bates College

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
1,820 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Bates. 46% of students get financical aid.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,561 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
8,429 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. A typical student attending University of Southern Maine will pay a net price of $12,180. Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years.

Economics Careers in ME

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title ME Job Growth ME Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 11% $63,630
Managers 1% $92,110
Economics Professors 0% $92,230
Survey Researchers 0% $57,690
Economists 0% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to economics.

Major Annual Graduates in ME
Political Science & Government 330
Sociology 74
Other Social Sciences 57
Anthropology 44
Criminology 23
International Relations & Security 21
Geography & Cartography 16
General Social Sciences 15

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