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Consumer Economics & Finance

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What is Consumer Economics & Finance?

Consumer Economics and Finance, a concentration under Agricultural and Consumer Economics, helps you develop knowledge and skills that help consumers with everyday problems. Coursework in consumer economics, personal finance, and economics will give you an understanding of the role of consumers in the marketplace, and you can choose an emphasis in consumer economics, family economics, or financial planning and counseling. You can apply directly 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

79% employed after graduation

13% attending graduate school

$51,740 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), ALDI, Cargill

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Cornell University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1190 - 1380 SAT Score

3.19 - 3.68 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,666
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,642

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,236
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,552

International

  • Tuition: $31,110
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,426
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