Until college graduation, students spend their whole lives preparing for one thing: a job.
Fortunately, unemployment among college graduates has been on the decline in the last decade, but many graduates still struggle to find well-paying jobs to start their new lives in the workforce.
College graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher are currently facing an unemployment rate of only 2.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compare that to the average unemployment rate of the working population of the U.S., which is almost twice that, at 4.4 percent — clearly, getting a degree makes you more marketable.
But just how marketable is your specific degree? Well here's what we can tell you — that English major is still going to make it difficult to find a job after college, but so will a math degree.
Of the 2,005 graduates polled in a Course Hero survey, 80 percent of those with an English degree were employed. Counterintuitively, only 76 percent of math majors were employed.