School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in Baltimore offering programs in or related to economics include mostly 4-year, non-profit schools. The following school, according to degree offerings, rankings and school type, is one of the best schools around for an economics degree:
- Winner: University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC) is a 4-year public school with multiple degree offerings specifically in economics. This institution offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Maryland - Baltimore County|
|Rankings|| #1 for Up-and-Coming Schools (2014)*
#5 for Best Undergraduate Teaching (2014)*
Tied at #149 for National Universities (2015)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,068 (in-state), $21,642 (out-of-state)**|
|Economics Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||65%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can participate in UMBC's Economics Council of Majors***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UMBC website
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
- Economics undergraduates may participate in a study abroad opportunity in Ireland
- There are a number of scholarship opportunities for students studying economics
- The Department of Economics has a seminar series featuring visiting faculty from various institutions
University of Maryland Baltimore County offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and greater than 60 master's and doctoral degrees. About 80% of UMBC's enrollment consisted of undergraduate students as of fall 2013.
The Department of Economics' undergraduate offerings in the discipline include a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Financial Economics. The BA includes courses on microeconomics principles and analysis and allows for a focus area within the program. Some required courses in the BS include household economics and monetary policy. Available concentrations in the BS program include finance in the public and private sectors.
The Master of Arts in Economic Policy Analysis is offered by the economics department in conjunction with the public policy school. This program includes courses on advanced econometrics and government budgeting. Students may choose from a variety of emphases such as financial policy, economics and law, managerial policy or public sector economics, among others.