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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 23,977 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  
411
72.3%
Aerospace Engineering  
98
68.4%
Agriculture/ Horticulture  
53
54.7%
Animal Studies  
34
64.7%
Anthropology  
96
49.0%
Archaeology  
15
53.3%
Architecture  
115
78.3%
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  
40
50.0%
Art & Design Department  
381
56.7%
Astronomy  
20
60.0%
Athletics/ Training  
32
46.9%
Automotive Engineering  
54
51.9%
Biology  
590
65.8%
Business - Management and Administration  
1838
69.5%
Chemical Engineering  
91
67.0%
Chemistry  
199
64.3%
Civil Engineering  
152
75.0%
Communications  
583
62.6%
Computer Engineering  
132
77.3%
Computer Science  
656
79.7%
Criminal  
231
57.6%
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
36.0%
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  
195
73.9%
Economics  
435
65.8%
Education  
1058
71.2%
Electrical Engineering  
287
75.3%
Engineering Department  
215
66.1%
English  
658
56.4%
Finance  
190
72.6%
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  
174
58.1%
Genetics  
22
45.5%
Geography and Geosciences  
138
69.6%
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
503
41.0%
Industrial Design  
28
35.7%
Industrial Operations Engineering  
67
70.2%
Interior Design  
57
54.4%
Journalism  
160
60.6%
Kinesiology  
48
52.1%
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  
144
43.1%
Linguistics  
27
44.4%
Math  
232
66.0%
Mechanical Engineering  
274
77.0%
Meteorology  
17
64.7%
Music - Composition/ Theory  
43
41.9%
Music - Performance  
156
57.1%
Music Education  
123
63.4%
Natural Resources  
38
55.3%
Naval Engineering  
34
58.8%
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  
23
56.5%
Nuclear Engineering  
17
47.1%
Nursing  
333
84.1%
Nutrition  
17
47.1%
Other  
1214
56.1%
Perfomance Arts  
99
48.5%
Pharmacy  
60
80.0%
Philosophy  
119
34.5%
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
25
64.0%
Physics  
107
63.6%
Political Science  
649
55.3%
PreDent and Dentistry  
18
61.1%
PreLaw and Legal  
124
66.1%
PreMed and Medical  
103
70.9%
Preparatory  
17
52.9%
PreVet and Veterinary  
20
55.0%
Psychology  
637
61.1%
Public Health  
36
50.0%
Public Policy  
59
59.3%
Radiological Sciences  
15
53.3%
Religion/ Religious  
389
58.1%
School of Information  
68
76.5%
Social Work  
98
65.3%
Sociology  
197
58.9%
Telecommunications  
35
74.3%
Undecided  
74
48.7%
Urban Planning  
33
45.5%
Video/ Media  
47
55.3%
Zoology  
35
48.6%

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%9%7
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%66%89
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Zoology?

Going Well%60
Not Going Well%40
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Zoology say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Zoology

Still in Field%49
Got out%51
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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