College Major Statistics

Graduating Major (2008-09) Number of Degrees Given
Average number of Bachelors Degrees given each year 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

what is the most popular college major ? what is the most popular masters degree ? how many masters degrees are earned yearly ? what is the total number of degrees given each year ? how many bachelors degrees in business are given each year ? what is the most common type of degree earned in the us every year ?

Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Research Date: April 7th, 2015

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.