College Major Statistics
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.

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Graduating Major (2008-09)Number of Degrees Given
Average number of Bachelors Degrees given each year1,601,000
Social Sciences and History169,000
Health Sciences120,000
Masters Degrees 
Doctor’s Degrees 
Health and Clinical Sciences12,100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences7,000
Physical Science5,000

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