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Photo by Dillon Starr / Students enrolling in EOU’s up-and-coming economics program have the option to complete their degree on campus or online.
News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585
LA GRANDE, Ore. July 15, 2016 – Zippia, a new resource for recent college graduates providing insight on career paths associated with academic majors, ranks Eastern Oregon University among the top 10 schools in the state.
The ranking looks at economics majors specifically, and EOU’s program is number seven on the list. Institutions were evaluated on career results, economics emphasis and school performance. An average “economics quality index” was ultimately used to determine the top-scoring colleges and universities in the state.
“This is a reflection of the great faculty and students we have at EOU,” said Dan Mielke, interim dean of the Colleges of Business and Education. “Our economics faculty, Peter Maille and Scott McConnell, are tremendous mentors and that appeals to students. They engage students in research and this strengthens the program as evidenced by this recognition.”
When compiling its rankings, Zippia looked at career results including mean earnings six and 10 years after graduation, and the ratio of working to non-working individuals after 10 years. The percentage of graduating classes that are economics majors constitutes emphasis, and school performance covers admission and graduation rates. The average cost of attendance and amount of debt were also factored in.
EOU’s economics program is up-and-coming and students have the option to complete their degree on campus or online. Earlier this spring, College Values Online ranked EOU in their top seven schools for affordable online economics degrees.
Topics explored range from environmental issues to job creation, money and financial markets to economic development. Going on to graduate or law school, working in the financial field, public sector or private enterprise are popular next steps for program graduates.
> View Zippia’s complete rankings
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