What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
Carnevale, Anthony P.
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.
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Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff (2012-01)Much attention has been devoted to the 9 percent unemployment among recent college graduates, leading some to conclude that college is no longer worth it. In Hard Times, we argue that college remains the best alternative ...