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What’s It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors

This report details the relationships between major, gender, race/ethnicity, attending graduate school, and earnings.

We’ve always been able to say how much a Bachelor’s degree is worth in general. Now, we show what each Bachelor’s degree major is worth.

The report finds that different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings. At the low end, median earnings for Early Childhood Education majors are $36,000, while Petroleum Engineering majors see median earnings of $120,000.

  • The report finds that different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings.

  • At the low end, median earnings for Early Childhood Education majors are $36,000, while Petroleum Engineering majors see median earnings of $120,000.

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