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Economics at Southern Methodist University

The Economics major is part of the social sciences program at Southern Methodist University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how SMU ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in economics.

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Economics Degrees Available at SMU

SMU Economics Rankings

The bachelor's program at SMU was ranked #104 on College Factual's Best Schools for economics list. It is also ranked #4 in Texas.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Economics Master’s Degree Schools 52
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Economics 58
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Economics 62
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 62
Best Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools 67
Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 95
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 114
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 116
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 117
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 118
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Economics 192
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Economics 578

Popularity of Economics at SMU

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Southern Methodist University handed out 165 bachelor's degrees in economics. Due to this, the school was ranked #70 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 11% over the previous year when 185 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 22 students received their master’s degree in economics from SMU. This makes it the #50 most popular school for economics master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 2 students received their doctoral degrees in economics in 2020, making the school the #114 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Economics Graduates from SMU Make?

Salary of Economics Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Economics majors who earn their bachelor's degree from SMU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $59,000 a year. This is higher than $44,300, which is the national median for all economics bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Economics Graduates from SMU Have?

Student Debt of Economics Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at SMU, economics students borrow a median amount of $19,500 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all economics bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $21,666.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the economics program at SMU is $202 per month.

Economics Student Diversity at SMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the economics majors at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Economics Bachelor’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 165 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from SMU. About 70% were men and 30% were women.

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The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at SMU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 59% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's in economics.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 97
Non-Resident Aliens 27
Other Races 8

SMU Economics Master’s Program

Of the 18 students who graduated with a Master’s in economics from SMU in 2020, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a master's in economics.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
Non-Resident Aliens 8
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 58
Anthropology 18
Sociology 14

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