Sunday, November 27, 2011

Epic College Major Statistics


So I found these epic College Education statistics on the National Center for Education Statistics....

Here is an except, the numbers are quite interesting (click the link above to see the other charts and the rest of the data)


Of the 1.6 million bachelor's degrees awarded in 2008–09, over 50 percent were concentrated in five fields: business (22 percent), social sciences and history (11 percent), health professions and related clinical sciences (8 percent), education (6 percent), and psychology (6 percent) (see table A-40-1). The fields of visual and performing arts (6 percent), engineering and engineering technologies (5 percent), communication and communications technologies (5 percent), and biological and biomedical sciences (5 percent) represented an additional 21 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded in 2008–09.
Overall, there were 33 percent more bachelor's degrees awarded in 2008–09 than in 1998–99 (an increase of 401,100 bachelor's degrees awarded). Bachelor's degrees awarded in the field of parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies had the largest percent change of all fields (from 16,500 to 31,700 degrees, a 92 percent change). The next largest percent change was in the field of security and protective services (from 24,600 to 41,800 degrees, a 70 percent change). Education was the only field in which fewer bachelor's degrees were awarded in 2008–09 than in 1998–99 (a negative percent change of 5 percent).
About 57 percent of all bachelor's degrees conferred in 2008–09 were awarded to females, which was about the same as the percentage awarded to females in 1998–99. Looking at the five most prevalent bachelor's degree fields, females earned between 49 and 85 percent of the degrees awarded in those fields. In 2008–09, females earned the smallest percentages of bachelor's degrees relative to males in the fields of engineering and engineering technologies (16 percent of these degrees were awarded to females) and computer and information sciences and support services (18 percent female), both of which are considered STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. From 1998–99 to 2008–09, there were changes in the percentages of bachelor's degrees conferred to females in several fields of study. For example, of all the bachelor's degrees conferred in the field of security and protective services, the percentage that were conferred to females was 50 percent in 2008–09, compared with 43 percent in 1998–99. In contrast, of all the bachelor's degrees conferred in the field of computer and information sciences and support services, the percentage conferred to females was 18 percent in 2008–09, compared with 27 percent in 1998–99.





Then we have College Majors vs income here.


CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
19.5%
$25,000
$40,000
$61,000
168
MISCELLANEOUS FINE ARTS
16.2%
$26,000
$40,000
$49,000
164
UNITED STATES HISTORY
15.1%
$30,000
$50,000
$96,000
139
LIBRARY SCIENCE
15.0%
$23,000
$36,000
$49,000
159
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
10.9%
$28,000
$35,000
$51,000
156
MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES
10.9%
$81,000
$86,000
$126,000
173
ARCHITECTURE
10.6%
$37,000
$60,000
$85,000
33
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
10.4%
$45,000
$62,000
$81,000
135
MISCELLANEOUS PSYCHOLOGY
10.3%
$30,000
$45,000
$71,000
120
LINGUISTICS AND COMPARATIVE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
10.2%
$30,000
$44,000
$70,000
90
COMPUTER ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY
9.5%
$39,000
$52,000
$75,000
114
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
9.2%
$20,000
$36,000
$52,000
103
ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT
9.2%
$50,000
$71,000
$98,000
127
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
8.8%
$32,000
$45,000
$60,000
155
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
8.5%
$38,000
$52,000
$87,000
72
HUMANITIES
8.4%
$30,000
$45,000
$62,000
118
ELECTRICAL AND MECHANIC REPAIRS AND TECHNOLOGIES
8.4%
$30,000
$44,000
$68,000
134
GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCES
8.2%
$34,000
$50,000
$74,000
68

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