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 Virginia-Main Campus offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 512 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 485 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 105 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
George Mason University offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 183 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 136 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Master's degrees, and 15 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA||16 : 1||25,012|
|William & Mary Williamsburg, VA||12 : 1||8,773|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA||18 : 1||36,383|
|George Mason University Fairfax, VA||27 : 1||37,863|
|Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA||9 : 1||2,264|
|University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA||9 : 1||3,914|
|James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA||20 : 1||21,820|
|Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA||27 : 1||23,675|
|Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA||12 : 1||1,698|
|University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA||18 : 1||4,488|
|Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA||10 : 1||993|
|Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA||14 : 1||1,543|
|Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA||17 : 1||4,919|
|Hampton University Hampton, VA||16 : 1||4,293|
|Radford University Radford, VA||22 : 1||11,870|
|Hollins University Roanoke, VA||9 : 1||798|
|Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA||15 : 1||1,754|
|Emory & Henry College Emory, VA||13 : 1||1,292|
|University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA||16 : 1||2,956|
|Roanoke College Salem, VA||12 : 1||2,003|