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2023 Economics Students

There are about 110,055 students enrolled in Economics in the USA.

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College often is one of the more constructive periods of one's life; it is an opportunity for personal growth and development. Scholars attempt to capture who they are as people and forge many of the integral skills to be a thriving member of society. But growth is deeper than what one learns in a classroom - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom gained from an old instructor, the exposure to a different frame of reference. Therefore, attending a diverse college vastly enhances what one gains from the time at university.

Economics is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 41% of America's Economics majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(33%), asian students (15%), and latino students (8%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Carnegie Mellon University&nbspin Pittsburgh, PA.

Additionally, Economics significatly skews male, with 64% of students majoring in Economics identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Another critical type of diversity is economic diversity. Sadly, Economics is less fiscally diverse than 81% of focuses in the US. 33% of its majors come from households who take home more than $110,000 a year, 15% are from homes making between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 23% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 annual income. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Economics. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Conference USA is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 15%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 8%

  • White: 41%

  • Other: 33%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 64%

  • Female: 36%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 58%

  • Out of State: 32%

  • International: 10%

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