Career Potential

The Department of Economics at Hofstra University prepares its graduates for success in academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit jobs. Among 2020-2021 Hofstra graduates who majored in economics, 94% of survey respondents reported that they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school within six months of graduation. Among those who accepted a job, 86% did so within six months of graduation. Of those who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $54,000.

Some examples of places where our recent alumni are employed:

  • Altice USA, Inc.
  • Chase Bank
  • Empire Financial Partners of New York
  • Foresters Financial
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • NYC Housing Authority
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management
  • Wells Fargo & Co.
  • YMCA of Greater New York

Some examples of institutions where our alumni are pursuing graduate studies :

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • George Mason University
  • Hofstra University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern Law School
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Washington and Lee University

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.