The only Catholic school on this list, Ave Maria brings its religious identity to bear on all its courses of study. As such, this top college for an economics degree teaches economics with a focus on how it relates to the human experience. Classes like The Study of Family and Society attempt to understand these phenomena through the lens of economics, and all econ majors must study Catholic social thought. Students can put theory into practice at the Stein Center for Social Research, an interdisciplinary institute that addresses social issues like poverty and religious trends. Finally, Ave Maria provides no shortage of opportunities to participate in internships, many of which are closely tied to the Catholic tradition.
Net Price: $18,800/yr