Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has six economics schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with an economics program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about economics programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of economics professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Dave Cass, Jan Eeckhout, Eudey, Andrea Jao, Christopher Makler, and Jamie McAnderson.
Economics students from Philadelphia schools who go on to become economists, economics professors, analysts, economic analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,160 people working as economists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,320. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 103,640 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $72,500. Economists in this area earn $104,310/yr and there are 310 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.169 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by economists, and 56.544/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 6 economics schools in Philadelphia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for economics students, with Holy Family University as the lowest, reported at only $14,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|