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Economics Schools in Texas

2,209 students earned Economics degrees in Texas in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 33rd most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,791
Master’s Degree 330
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 47
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 47
Associate’s Degree 41

Gender Distribution

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

Economics Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.7%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.1%
  • White: 44.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.3%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Economics Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in Texas

In this state, there are 52,550 people employed in jobs related to an economics degree, compared to 1,144,130 nationwide.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Economics Jobs in Texas

Economics grads earn an average of $106,480 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Texas that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

611 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

84% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,505.

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
68,679 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,944. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 87%.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
46,324 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $43,100 a year. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
11,649 Total Students

The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 68%. This private school has an average net price of $36,575.

#5

Rice University

Houston
125 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
7,124 Total Students

The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at Rice. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,879.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
38,209 Total Students

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at Texas Tech. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.00%.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,918 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $37,513. Graduates earn an average $46,900 after graduation. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at TCU.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
28,755 Total Students

77% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average. 80% of the teachers are full time.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
47,899 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,100 after graduation. 57% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,542 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
38,241 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $37,600 after graduation.

Economics Careers in TX

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 31% $70,730
Economists 19% $99,740
Managers 15% $113,510
Economics Professors 13% $97,220
Survey Researchers 8% $57,970

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Political Science & Government 2,574
Sociology 1,840
Anthropology 635
Geography & Cartography 622
International Relations & Security 462
Criminology 452
General Social Sciences 186
Urban Studies 30

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