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ERIC Number: ED524307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Selected Findings from What's It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Melton, Michelle
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
These Selected Findings are part of a larger report: "What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors." In the full report, readers can find detailed information about earnings, broken down by 171 different undergraduate majors and a variety of demographic factors. The study also analyzes the likelihood that students in specific majors going on to graduate school, and which occupations and industries they can expect to work in. In these Selected Findings, the authors have aggregated the 171 majors into 15 large groups and provided relevant data on earnings, graduate degree attainment, and demographic characteristics. This data covers not just recent graduates, but all workers with Bachelor's degrees in the U.S. economy. Their findings make it clear that while getting a degree matters, there is significant variation depending on which major students pick. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For the full report, "What's It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors," see ED524305.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce