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The Economic Value of Your College Major

The Economic Value of Your College Major

May 21, 2015

economic valueAs you’re talking with your high school students about their college search and major selection, you might be interested in “The Economic Value of College Majors,” a recent study by Georgetown University. The report explains that when it comes to earnings, majors matter more than degrees. 

It’s not surprising that over a lifetime, college graduates earn nearly $1 million more than high school graduates, but the choice of a major has an even bigger impact. Georgetown University's study showed that college graduates with the highest-paying majors earn $3.4 million more than the lowest-paying majors.

At Cedarville University, we are pleased to offer the programs that prepare students for the highest-paying jobs – STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics); health care (nursing, pharmacy); and business – all built on a liberal arts core and a biblical foundation. Our students are well-prepared to contribute to the workforce immediately and start earning a good salary. 

But, money isn't everything! And, we don't advise students to choose a major based on how much they'll earn. Actually, we'd advise against using that measuring stick! Our Career Services team helps students to discern how God has wired them and to explore the careers that fit with their gifts and interests. We encourage students to follow God's call and use their career -- no matter how much they may make -- as a platform to share Christ in the workplace.

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