College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings

Posted by Georgetown University on April 30, 2018

In this report we find that recent college graduates in almost every major are more likely to be employed than mid-career high school graduates.

In this third installment of Hard Times, we update our previous analyses of college majors, unemployment, and earnings over the Great Recession. While there is wide variation by college majors, hard times have become better times for most college graduates, but the recovery is far from complete.

The report also finds:

  • College remains very much worth the cost in the post-recession economy .
  • Unemployment rates for recent college graduates are the lowest for agricultural and natural resource majors.
  • Recent college graduates majoring in arts, psychology, and social work are among the lowest paying majors.

The website also has a short video, infographic, and Power Point which also explain the information.

From Hard Times to Better Times: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings

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