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Liberal Arts Majors and Employment

AACUThe Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) released a report “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment” that investigates the earnings and long-term career paths for college graduates with different undergraduate majors.

From the press release:

“Responding to concerns about whether college is still worth it and whether liberal arts majors (humanities, arts, and social sciences) provide a solid foundation for long-term employment and career success, the report compares earnings trajectories and career pathways for liberal arts majors with the earnings trajectories and career pathways for those majoring in science and mathematics, engineering, and professional or preprofessional fields like business or education…

The report argues that ‘whatever undergraduate major they may choose, students who pursue their major within the context of a broad liberal education substantially increase their likelihood of achieving long-term professional success.'”

Read the full press release here.

Download a FREE brochure (.pdf) here: “Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight