Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's a College Degree Worth?

Interactive graphic of median earnings by college major and subject area.  

Full article here from The Chronicle of Higher Education on the earnings of 171 college majors.


At 5/24/2011 10:19 AM, Blogger juandos said...

WaPo story via link from Instapundit: On path to riches, no sign of fluffy majors (check out accompanying graphic)

An old joke in academia gets at the precarious economics of majoring in the humanities.

The scientist asks, “Why does it work?”

The engineer asks, “How does it work?”

The English major asks, “Would you like fries with that?”

But exactly what an English major makes in a lifetime has never been clear, and some defenders of the humanities have said that their students are endowed with “critical thinking” and other skills that could enable them to catch up to other students in earnings.

Turns out, on average, they were wrong.

At 5/24/2011 2:49 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

The best colleges for petroleum engineers. Big bucks ahead, for college life in College Station, Texas and Aggie as your nickname.

At 5/24/2011 3:31 PM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

What about my Ph.d. in Women's Studies?

At 5/24/2011 6:09 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"What about my Ph.d. in Women's Studies?"...

Come back and start bragging about that Phd the next time you start ovulating...


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