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2021 Most Popular Online Economics Schools

53 Colleges
$47,295 Avg Salary
$21,978 Avg Student Debt

Economics is the #23 most popular major in the country with 48,297 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Economics Schools ranking. This report analyzed 53 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online economics programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named Utah State University the most popular online school in the United States for economics students. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Out of the 53 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Utah landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fort Hays State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Economics Schools list. FHSU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Hays.

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#4

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Oregon State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Economics Schools list. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the small city of Corvallis.

On average, economics graduates from Oregon State take out $23,094 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $240, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Florida International University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Economics Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that economics majors at FIU take out is $17,008. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $177, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Hawaii at Manoa did quite well on this year’s best schools for economics students. UH Manoa is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Honolulu.

The average amount in student loans that economics majors at UH Manoa take out is $15,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Economics Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a small student population.

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Washington State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for economics students. It came in at #8 on the list. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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#9

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

With a ranking of #9, Foothill College did quite well on this year’s best schools for economics students. Foothill College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Los Altos Hills.

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With a ranking of #10, Eastern Washington University did quite well on this year’s best schools for economics students. Located in the town of Cheney, EWU is a public college with a large student population.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 13 majors within the area of study, economics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Economics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 47,035
Sociology 37,611
General Social Sciences 19,694
International Relations & National Security 15,207
Anthropology 11,703

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to pixabay.

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