Approximately 55% of economics graduates continue their education at some point in their lives; 21% attended law school, and 16% completed an MBA.
The "Alumni Directory: Undergraduate Program in Economics" is available from Prof. Burke, the associate chair, for students to peruse. There is also a folder that students may borrow that lists alumni willing to speak with students about career paths.
Economic majors in the U.S. do well financially. Data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that men, aged 35-44, with a bachelor's degree (any major) earned $43,199 on average in 1993. Similar men who majored in economics earned $49,377. Women aged 35-44 with a bachelor's degree earned $32,155 on average in 1993, while those who majored in economics earned $49,170. Economics is the only major in which there is gender equality in earnings in midlife.