We’ve all heard the phrase “money makes the world go round.” If you want to understand why and how that is, get your degree in economics. Often, economics is considered a social science, academically, while still being highly associated with the study of business. It’s heavily reliant on numbers and statistical data, but an education in economics also teaches analytical skills in regards to looking at the narratives that are behind the real-world economy.
At some schools, students will choose to study either microeconomics or macroeconomics, and in other programs these studies can be combined. Economics is used in many professional careers such as banking, politics, and law. With a degree in economics, students will gain skills in both quantitative and qualitative research and become familiar with economic theories. Depending on the capacity of the program, students may be able to take more specialized classes in areas such as labor or healthcare economics.
University of Illinois at Chicago offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 128 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 113 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.
Northern Illinois University offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 49 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|Wheaton College Wheaton, IL||14 : 1||3,004|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL||22 : 1||3,453|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||22,064|
|Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||7,423|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|
|Roosevelt University Chicago, IL||21 : 1||4,071|
|University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, WI||27 : 1||4,388|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|Benedictine University Lisle, IL||31 : 1||4,401|
|Carthage College Kenosha, WI||16 : 1||2,742|
|North Park University Chicago, IL||23 : 1||2,892|
|Governors State University University Park, IL||21 : 1||4,789|