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How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment

How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths

Students, parents, and policymakers interested in the “return on investment” of college education tend to place unwarranted emphasis on the choice of undergraduate major, often assuming that a major in a liberal arts field has a negative effect on employment prospects and earnings potential. This report—which includes data on earnings, employment rates, graduate school earnings bumps, and commonly chosen professions—presents clear evidence to the contrary.

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Peer Review, Spring 2012
Peer Review, Spring 2012

This issue explores how various professional programs, such as education, engineering, and nursing, can be designed to go beyond narrow professional training to produce "liberally educated professionals."Read more