Best Economics Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Economics degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 94 Economics schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Economics Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 653 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 630 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
2 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 575 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 531 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
3 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 527 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 492 Bachelor's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
4 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 540 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 517 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
5 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 306 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 212 Bachelor's degrees, 90 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
6 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 142 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 98 Bachelor's degrees, 29 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
7 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 219 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 195 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 5 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 199 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 154 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
9 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA

University of California-Riverside offers 4 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 77 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 69 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 3 Economics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 235 students graduated in the study area of Economics with students earning 222 Bachelor's degrees, and 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of all Economics Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
Occidental College Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
5/5
11 : 1 2,023
Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,349
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
Pomona College Pomona College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,663
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
University of California-Santa Cruz University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
27 : 1 17,868
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948

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Additional Economics Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Economics degrees

Online Economics degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 19 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Economics degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Foothill College 0 19 0 0 0
West Valley College 0 2 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online Economics degrees?
  • 2 Associate's
  • 1 Master's

What Economics degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 37 Colleges 465 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 55 Colleges 4,719 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 1 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 10 Colleges 145 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 25 Colleges 355 Graduates
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