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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
43,166
growing 7.54%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,130
growing 4.51%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$38,320
growing 3.29%
Average Wage
$87,851
growing 3.8%
People in Workforce
3.53M
growing 2.47%
Average Employee Age
43
growing 0.29%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Economics and the types of students that study this field.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Social Sciences in the US.

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Economics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Economics and the types of students that study this field. University of California-Los Angeles awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Hampden-Sydney College and Claremont McKenna College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Economics. Tuition costs for Economics majors are, on average, $7,130 for in-state public colleges, and $38,320 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Economics programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Social Sciences majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Social Sciences majors, by average wage, is Tobacco manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Social Sciences in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Social Sciences is 43, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Social Sciences degrees, and White students earn the majority (20,327) of the degrees.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

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Global Diversity

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Economics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economics majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Economics majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, and Management of Financial Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Economics majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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