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2022 Best Economics Schools in Texas

22 Colleges
$47,192 Avg Salary
$20,808 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Economics School for You

Economics is the #33 most popular major in Texas with 2,209 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Economics Schools in Texas to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in Texas to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2022 Best Economics Schools in Texas

Check out the economics programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Economics Schools

#1

Rice University

Houston, TX

Our analysis found Rice University to be the best school for economics students who want to pursue a degree in Texas. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Out of the 22 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Austin landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

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Out of the 22 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern Methodist University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Texas A&M University - College Station. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Economics Schools in Texas list. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

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#5

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Out of the 22 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Trinity University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Trinity U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio.

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#6

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Economics Schools in Texas list. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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Texas Lutheran University landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best economics programs. Located in the fringe town of Seguin, TLU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Economics Schools in Texas list. Southwestern is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Georgetown.

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The University of Texas at Dallas ranked #9 on this year’s Best Economics Schools in Texas list. UT Dallas is a very large public school located in the city of Richardson.

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#10

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Economics Schools in Texas ranking. UH is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

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Best Economics Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 581
Oklahoma 146
New Mexico 108

Economics is one of 12 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Economics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 48,597
Sociology 37,807
General Social Sciences 19,742
International Relations & National Security 14,762
Anthropology 12,008

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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