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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers

Nearly 70% of computer science majors had at least one job offer before they graduated from college last year, according to data gathered by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), which surveyed nearly 10,000 college seniors who were set to earn bachelor’s degrees in the spring of last year. NACE ran the survey from mid-February through the end of March. It pulled together a tally for students graduating in 17 different majors, who were looking for full-time work.
The degree with the second-greatest number of offers: economics. Some 61.5% of economics majors had at least one offer upon graduation. In third place: accounting, a major where 61.2% of students had offers before they graduated. At the other end of the spectrum, students who majored in the visual and performing arts fared the worst. Only 27.8% had employment offers prior to graduation. The next-worst: environmental studies, at 30.5% and the third-worst, education at 28.9%.
Here is NACE’s list of academic majors, showing the percentage of student applicants who had at least one job offer by the time they graduated:
  • Computer Science: 68.7%
  • Economics: 61.5%
  • Accounting: 61.2%
  • Engineering: 59%
  • Business Administration: 54.3%
  • Sociology/Social Work: 42.5%
  • Mathematics/Statistics: 40.3%
  • Psychology: 39.2%
  • History/Political Science: 38.9%
  • Healthcare: 37.8%
  • Liberal Arts/Humanities: 36.8%
  • Biology: 35.2%
  • Communications/Journalsim: 33.8%
  • English: 33%
  • Environmental Science: 30.5%
  • Education: 28.9%
  • Visual & Performing Arts: 27.8%

Culled from Forbes News

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