WTAMU’s Program Ranked for Best Master’s in Economics


West Texas A&M University has been ranked at No. 19 for Best Master’s in Economics in the country by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The ranking is based on institutional reputation, graduation rates, selectivity and faculty resources.

The data for the rankings comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, PayScale and individual college websites. WTAMU’s Master of Science in Finance and Economics (MSFE) is a 36-hour program that can be completed on campus, online or a combination of the two.

“I can’t express how proud I am for our MSFE program being ranked No. 19 by College Choice,” Taylor Walden, WTAMU alumna and mortgage loan originator of CNN Mortgage in Fort Worth, said. “This program was not easy but the results speak for themselves. As a graduate, I can attest that the amount of ambition and drive in my career stems from my time in the MSFE program at West Texas A&M. The faculty push for excellence and complete understanding, taking time with eachCollege Choice Badge of their students to be sure we succeed in the program. Having my MSFE was the first attribute my current employer noticed on my résumé. It led them to set high expectations out of my performance and for that, I couldn’t be happier. I always tell people, if they raise the bar on you, you must be doing something right. I have WTAMU to thank for this.”

Another former MSFE student, Tyler Young, a financial planner at RGT Wealth Advisors in Dallas, said, “The MSFE program at the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is an outstanding program, and the faculty are the most helpful you will find. It’s perfect for students who are looking for a high quality, affordable and flexible degree. I was able to work full time while pursuing my degree, and it prepared me well for my goals of taking and passing the Chartered Financial Analyst exams and pursuing a career in wealth management. The MSFE program’s recognition by College Choice is well deserved.”

Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance and coordinator of the University’s MSFE program said, “I am proud that our program enables our graduates to achieve their career advancement goals and can look back fondly at the achievements of the program even after their departure. Through our student’s efforts, institutions like College Choice can see just how great our students really are and allow for strong national rankings based on their successes.”

The institutions recognized in the most recent rankings are as follows.
No. 1—Johns Hopkins University
No. 2—Duke University
No. 3—Washington University in St. Louis
No. 4—New York University
No. 5—Boston University
No. 6—University of California San Diego
No. 7—American University
No. 8—Tufts University
No. 9—University of Southern California
No. 10—University of Maryland, College Park
No. 11—Georgia Institute of Technology
No. 12—University of Texas at Austin
No. 13—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
No. 14—University of Oklahoma
No. 15—University of Delaware
No. 16—Texas A&M University
No. 17—University of Missouri
No. 18—North Carolina State University
No. 19—West Texas A&M University
No. 20—University of Wisconsin-Madison
No. 21—George Washington University
No. 22—Stony Brook University
No. 23—Syracuse University
No. 24—University of Arizona
No. 25—University of Minnesota Twin Cities
No. 26—Claremont Graduate University
No. 27—University of Connecticut
No. 28—Georgia State University
No. 29—Florida State University
No. 30—Iowa State University
No. 31—Baylor University
No. 32—Lehigh University
No. 33—Georgetown University
No. 34—University of Houston
No. 35—University of Oregon

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