One of the most important decisions college students make is what to study, and it's undeniable that some degrees are more valuable than others.
TheCashlorette analyzed data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey for 2011-2015 and found that STEM majors are far and above the most valuable. The study examined median incomes (adjusted for inflation) and unemployment rates for U.S. adults under the age of 65 with a bachelor's degree in 173 different majors.
Sarah Berger, reporter, analyst and founder of TheCashlorette said, "Engineering specifically really dominated the most valuable college majors. I think you have to get almost to the 30s before you get to a non-STEM major."
This finding may not be surprising, but it reveals some serious issues. "We know that STEM majors are incredibly lucrative," she says. "But we also know that women graduate at significantly lower rates from STEM majors than men do."