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College is full of choices — dorm or commute? Roommates or solo living? Study or party? And naturally, one of the biggest decisions a student must make is which major to choose.
A study of 162 college degrees undertaken by Bankrate.com, a financial publishing and comparison site, helps students assess which 2019 college majors may be most lucrative.
The analysis uses 2016 U.S. Census data, examining incomes reported by bachelor’s degree holders. It notes the proportion of grads with advanced degrees, which is helpful for showing if you’ll need to more schooling before launching into a career.
With college as expensive as it is, students deserve information about degrees and their potential earning power.
The following look at the 10 most valuable college majors uses Bankrate’s analysis.
Where possible, we added forecasts of job growth for 2016 to 2026 from a separate study, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.