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 Massachusetts-Amherst offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 310 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 290 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
Clark University offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 76 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Harvard University Cambridge, MA||17 : 1||31,655|
|Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA||17 : 1||14,747|
|Brandeis University Waltham, MA||15 : 1||5,825|
|Boston University Boston, MA||18 : 1||33,720|
|Northeastern University Boston, MA||16 : 1||22,207|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA||21 : 1||31,350|
|Wellesley College Wellesley, MA||8 : 1||2,519|
|Suffolk University Boston, MA||20 : 1||7,169|
|Clark University Worcester, MA||17 : 1||3,498|
|Smith College Northampton, MA||9 : 1||2,894|
|University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA||23 : 1||15,989|
|College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA||10 : 1||2,963|
|Simmons University Boston, MA||28 : 1||6,535|
|Stonehill College Easton, MA||14 : 1||2,500|
|Worcester State University Worcester, MA||30 : 1||6,204|
|Wheaton College Norton, MA||13 : 1||1,774|
|University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA||28 : 1||18,352|
|Assumption College Worcester, MA||17 : 1||2,443|
|Gordon College Wenham, MA||22 : 1||1,857|
|Salem State University Salem, MA||24 : 1||7,706|