College Major Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Date Verified: 8.4.2012
Choosing your college major can be one of the hardest decisions in your life. Some students attend a year or two before declaring, while numerous students switch majors mid way through. Here are some of the most popular degrees handed out.
Graduating Major (2008-09) Number of Degrees Given
Total Bachelors Degrees given in 2008-09 1,601,000
Business 348,000
Social Sciences and History 169,000
Health Sciences 120,000
Education 102,000
Masters Degrees  
Education 179,000
Business 168,000
Doctor’s Degrees  
Health and Clinical Sciences 12,100
Education 9,000
Engineering 7,900
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7,000
Psychology 5,500
Physical Science 5,000
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