Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in the Employment Market

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation, AAC&U and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) published in 2014 a report on earnings and long-term career paths for college graduates with different undergraduate majors. The report, How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths by Debra Humphreys and Patrick Kelly, provides answers to common questions posed by students, parents, and policy makers who are increasingly concerned about the value of college degrees.

See brochure with selected findings, “Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight


AAC&U's National Surveys of Employers

"It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success" (April, 2013)