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Consumer Economics & Finance

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What is Consumer Economics & Finance?

Consumer Economics and Finance is a concentration under ACES. This concentration helps you develop skills that help consumers with everyday problems. Coursework will teach you the role of consumers in the marketplace. You will learn about consumer economics, personal finance, and economics. You may choose to focus on consumer economics, family economics, or financial planning and counseling. You can apply into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Consumer Investigation
  • Credit counseling
  • Insurance
  • Financial counseling
  • Financial planning
  • Realty

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$51,576 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cargill, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Cornell University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT score

1190 - 1370 SAT score

3.25 - 3.79 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.9 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,666
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $33,020

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,808
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $50,502

International

  • Tuition: $31,682
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,376
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