University Majors with the Biggest Earnings

University Majors with the Biggest Earnings

Students who study chemical engineering will make the most money of any university major over their lifetimes, earning more than $2 million, according to a study from The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

The report- "Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes" -  collects data from the Census Bureau to find out which university majors yield the largest financial rewards over a graduate’s lifetime. It is rather unsurprising that engineering degrees top the list, while education and arts majors are found closer to the bottom.

Overall, the report reaffirms the significance and value of a college degree. A person with higher education will earn $1.19 million over lifetime, which is about twice what a high school graduate earns.

Below is The Hamilton Project’s chart of median lifetime earnings by a university majors, in million dollars:



Source: Business Insider


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