• July 25, 2014

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Economics

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
American U.
Economics
104 112 87 104 114 117 36 74 70 105
Arizona State U.
Economics
12 22 13 29 6 31 7 37 25 43
Auburn U.
Applied Economics
25 44 23 43 4 22 23 64 51 82
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Economics
71 92 67 93 69 101 27 72 64 94
Boston College
Economics
35 54 42 60 25 56 13 56 30 49
Boston U.
Economics
27 38 21 31 97 109 2 21 16 59
Brandeis U.
International Economics and Finance
35 53 28 37 79 102 4 33 19 50
Brown U.
Economics
11 18 11 19 23 56 6 40 14 24
California Institute of Technology
Social Science
4 9 4 10 1 6 94 108 11 21
Carnegie Mellon U.
Tepper School of Business-Economics
26 37 37 53 7 42 61 96 25 49
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Economics
76 92 61 82 101 111 9 45 29 55
Claremont Graduate U.
Economics
94 108 63 91 101 113 10 46 73 104
Clark U.
Economics
90 104 68 93 63 100 11 52 62 99
Columbia U.
Economics
12 21 13 26 71 102 6 35 8 19
Cornell U.
Economics
20 28 18 32 19 50 38 77 20 31
Drexel U.
Business Administration
78 95 101 112 3 27 19 66 58 97
Duke U.
Economics
19 28 14 29 38 81 37 80 10 24
Emory U.
Economics
55 81 62 89 22 53 38 78 75 101
Florida Inter-
national U.

Economics
87 103 85 107 22 54 1 13 74 104
Florida State U.
Economics
49 73 58 82 10 38 108 114 57 80
Fordham U.
Economics
111 115 108 115 100 113 39 73 97 112
George Washing-
ton U.

Economics
99 111 66 93 114 117 24 61 59 91
Georgetown U.
Economics
45 72 41 66 57 94 14 58 33 53
Georgia State U.
Economics
37 63 32 53 33 73 13 53 60 87
Harvard U.
Business Economics
5 8 6 10 3 19 110 115 3 12
Harvard U.
Economics
1 1 1 1 2 12 82 103 1 1
Harvard U.
Political Economy & Gov.
5 9 5 11 4 28 87 106 28 60
Howard U.
Economics
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Economics
57 75 77 90 26 69 18 64 29 58
Iowa State U.
Economics
22 30 18 30 34 73 11 60 28 54
Johns Hopkins U.
Economics
30 63 24 48 80 103 59 98 26 49
Kansas State U.
Economics
84 100 76 95 26 59 88 106 69 106
Lehigh U.
Economics
77 95 109 116 2 22 95 110 69 100
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Economics
78 94 82 100 21 55 36 88 81 106
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Economics
2 3 2 3 2 14 64 94 2 5
Michigan State U.
Economics
53 74 49 70 90 107 18 59 31 53
New York U.
Economics
9 17 8 16 26 63 6 45 7 17
North Carolina State U.
Economics
65 81 51 69 70 101 58 90 39 78
Northern Illinois U.
Economics
112 116 116 117 47 85 14 54 91 112
North-
western U.

Economics
10 17 15 25 8 28 59 98 9 17
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Economics
38 63 44 67 41 82 22 71 21 32
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Economics
102 112 100 115 114 117 46 85 45 81
Oregon State U.
Economics
39 64 23 36 70 101 74 100 70 104
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Economics
29 48 31 44 51 91 8 50 26 45
Princeton U.
Economics
2 4 2 4 3 18 50 91 4 8
Purdue U. Main Campus
Economics
29 44 36 49 51 98 12 58 41 65
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ecological Economics
33 68 47 87 12 37 23 61 76 112
Rice U.
Economics
90 102 85 103 34 80 22 70 54 89
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Economics
62 81 55 77 65 99 2 14 62 94
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Economics
73 98 72 101 48 97 6 40 81 113
Southern Methodist U.
Economics
37 68 35 61 58 90 18 61 52 82
Stanford U.
Economics
7 12 9 16 9 36 69 101 5 11
Stanford U.
Economic Analysis and Policy
8 17 11 26 1 7 102 111 13 27
State U. of New York at Albany
Economics
101 110 100 113 101 113 4 40 81 104
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Economics
30 54 43 74 43 89 2 14 30 72
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Economics
27 54 16 39 51 91 53 86 53 86
Temple U.
Economics
114 117 114 117 100 112 110 115 73 105
Texas A&M U.
Economics
55 75 58 78 50 84 21 63 30 52
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Economics
99 107 92 105 99 113 2 24 51 81
U. of Arizona
Economics
30 56 35 62 33 77 69 100 36 57
U. of California at Berkeley
Economics
5 9 4 7 48 85 94 107 3 7
U. of California at Davis
Economics
29 44 31 44 51 89 42 80 30 56
U. of California at Irvine
Economics
49 76 40 63 88 107 75 100 54 81
U. of California at Los Angeles
Economics
40 60 43 60 70 97 37 83 11 25
U. of California at Riverside
Economics
52 75 68 91 18 47 10 48 55 86
U. of California at San Diego
Economics
19 25 14 22 73 100 85 104 15 28
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Economics
48 67 52 70 55 94 112 115 41 74
U. of California at Santa Cruz
International Economics
33 65 42 73 9 44 15 56 56 84
U. of Chicago
Economics
3 5 3 6 30 64 52 91 2 3
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Economics
31 52 30 46 84 105 58 88 32 52
U. of Connec-
ticut

Economics Ph.D.
88 102 61 82 112 116 34 77 77 106
U. of Connec-
ticut

Business Administration Ph.D. Finance
44 75 43 72 15 46 85 108 69 98
U. of Delaware
Economics
100 109 96 108 60 99 71 100 68 97
U. of Florida
Economics
79 96 69 91 60 94 68 95 61 93
U. of Georgia
Economics
35 67 45 78 6 26 93 111 53 92
U. of Georgia
Housing & Consumer Economics
102 114 104 115 27 68 13 42 106 117
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Economics
100 109 102 114 93 108 24 74 74 99
U. of Houston main campus
Economics
78 94 84 98 30 68 5 33 51 79
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Economics
36 63 24 40 55 94 98 113 34 63
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Economics
56 74 63 79 40 82 34 78 27 48
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Human Resources and Industrial Relations
68 87 87 101 30 86 3 23 75 107
U. of Iowa
Economics
30 49 42 61 12 45 43 84 54 91
U. of Kansas
Economics
89 102 91 105 52 97 28 75 74 105
U. of Kentucky
Economics
71 89 67 85 27 60 80 102 73 106
U. of Maryland at College Park
Economics
21 29 23 36 35 76 19 64 6 19
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Economics
73 91 85 100 42 93 36 73 61 108
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Economics
21 28 20 30 52 94 99 111 11 27
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Economics
18 27 20 36 13 43 37 85 16 28
U. of Mississippi
Economics
90 105 91 114 33 88 6 48 64 98
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Economics
77 98 64 96 62 89 18 67 33 63
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
Economics
102 112 95 113 38 95 116 117 111 117
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Economics
76 96 88 108 7 29 65 94 104 113
U. of New Hampshire
Economics
107 113 100 115 103 114 8 46 107 116
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Economics
71 94 38 64 71 99 96 111 85 113
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Economics
50 71 69 90 23 60 72 97 38 71
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Economics
86 102 100 114 29 78 6 43 85 108
U. of Oregon
Economics
36 66 39 66 10 33 97 109 55 85
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Economics
8 16 7 13 48 83 44 88 8 17
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Economics
27 42 32 45 28 72 12 52 37 63
U. of Rochester
Economics
27 49 35 60 36 74 20 68 20 35
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Economics
59 88 71 103 1 11 35 76 105 116
U. of Southern California
Economics
30 45 36 48 29 69 4 36 32 51
U. of Southern California
Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
31 91 17 74 102 113 25 71 80 112
U. of Tennessee
Economics
55 82 62 100 8 34 100 112 87 107
U. of Texas at Austin
Economics
57 77 57 76 36 78 116 117 23 36
U. of Utah
Economics
115 117 103 115 102 113 64 97 109 117
U. of Virginia
Economics
57 77 50 71 67 100 63 96 36 65
U. of Washing-
ton

Economics
50 69 50 68 60 95 68 98 32 58
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Economics
11 21 9 20 49 85 48 88 8 14
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Economics
112 116 76 97 100 112 72 101 104 116
U. of Wyoming
Economics
12 26 6 19 17 54 109 115 41 94
Utah State U.
Economics
60 86 59 90 61 99 2 23 87 112
Vanderbilt U.
Economics
40 57 51 67 17 49 29 74 38 67
Washing-
ton State U.

School of Economic Sciences
70 90 67 90 41 74 66 98 51 75
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Economics
14 21 15 24 9 36 65 100 18 29
Wayne State U.
Economics
96 107 86 104 54 96 15 52 109 116
Western Michigan U.
Applied Economics
74 92 98 110 6 27 1 4 76 107
Yale U.
Economics
10 18 13 22 8 31 47 88 5 10
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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