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% Still in Field by Major

This list shows the spot rate of alumni who stayed in their field after graduation for each major, obtained from the 22,993 alumni who have taken our survey. Students leave their "field/major" for a number of reasons -- usually insufficient salary, job satisfaction, or employment rates.

The number of surveys, years, major, motivation levels and tenacity of the reviewer all play a role.

Not all the numbers are statistically significant -- they are generated from varying survey data -- use your best judgement
Major (sort)# Still in Field Rate
Accounting  
399
72.7%
Aerospace Engineering  
86
69.8%
Agriculture/ Horticulture  
42
57.1%
Animal Studies  
31
61.3%
Anthropology  
92
47.8%
Archaeology  
9
55.6%
Architecture  
105
80.0%
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  
27
51.9%
Art & Design Department  
366
57.7%
Astronomy  
11
72.7%
Athletics/ Training  
24
41.7%
Automotive Engineering  
46
52.2%
Biology  
581
66.6%
Business - Management and Administration  
1816
69.5%
Chemical Engineering  
80
70.0%
Chemistry  
192
65.1%
Civil Engineering  
146
76.7%
Communications  
571
63.1%
Computer Engineering  
125
79.2%
Computer Science  
636
80.5%
Criminal  
218
58.7%
Cultures/ Civilization  
15
40.0%
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  
191
73.8%
Economics  
426
65.5%
Education  
1040
71.6%
Electrical Engineering  
276
75.7%
Engineering Department  
205
68.3%
English  
648
56.5%
Finance  
182
72.5%
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  
161
57.8%
Genetics  
8
37.5%
Geography and Geosciences  
128
71.1%
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
494
40.7%
Industrial Design  
16
50.0%
Industrial Operations Engineering  
58
75.9%
Interior Design  
50
54.0%
Journalism  
155
60.7%
Kinesiology  
31
58.1%
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  
139
41.0%
Linguistics  
13
30.8%
Math  
224
67.0%
Mechanical Engineering  
263
76.8%
Meteorology  
9
55.6%
Music - Composition/ Theory  
33
42.4%
Music - Performance  
147
57.8%
Music Education  
110
65.5%
Natural Resources  
26
57.7%
Naval Engineering  
18
55.6%
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  
13
69.2%
Nuclear Engineering  
7
57.1%
Nursing  
329
83.9%
Nutrition  
10
40.0%
Other  
1198
55.9%
Perfomance Arts  
88
48.9%
Pharmacy  
54
87.0%
Philosophy  
109
34.9%
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
21
66.7%
Physics  
98
65.3%
Political Science  
639
55.6%
PreDent and Dentistry  
9
66.7%
PreLaw and Legal  
117
67.5%
PreMed and Medical  
93
69.9%
Preparatory  
7
57.1%
PreVet and Veterinary  
12
83.3%
Psychology  
628
61.0%
Public Health  
32
50.0%
Public Policy  
54
59.3%
Radiological Sciences  
7
57.1%
Religion/ Religious  
376
57.5%
School of Information  
59
79.7%
Social Work  
88
67.1%
Sociology  
192
59.4%
Telecommunications  
31
74.2%
Undecided  
70
50.0%
Urban Planning  
25
48.0%
Video/ Media  
38
55.3%
Zoology  
27
48.2%

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