StudentsReview ™ :: Still in Field by Major

-or-
Search for Colleges by Region
 

or within distance of city





  Who's got the Best (variable)?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


% 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 26,400 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  
431
71.2%
Aerospace Engineering  
103
65.1%
Agriculture/ Horticulture  
56
53.6%
Animal Studies  
38
57.9%
Anthropology  
99
50.5%
Archaeology  
15
53.3%
Architecture  
119
78.2%
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  
40
50.0%
Art & Design Department  
395
56.2%
Astronomy  
20
60.0%
Athletics/ Training  
32
46.9%
Automotive Engineering  
56
53.6%
Biology  
613
65.6%
Business - Management and Administration  
1916
68.7%
Chemical Engineering  
92
66.3%
Chemistry  
206
64.6%
Civil Engineering  
157
74.5%
Communications  
607
62.8%
Computer Engineering  
134
76.9%
Computer Science  
694
79.0%
Criminal  
233
57.5%
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
36.0%
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  
211
70.1%
Economics  
449
65.3%
Education  
1081
71.4%
Electrical Engineering  
297
75.1%
Engineering Department  
229
65.5%
English  
682
56.0%
Finance  
192
72.9%
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  
185
56.2%
Genetics  
22
45.5%
Geography and Geosciences  
144
68.8%
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
529
41.6%
Industrial Design  
29
37.9%
Industrial Operations Engineering  
70
68.6%
Interior Design  
63
55.6%
Journalism  
168
60.1%
Kinesiology  
50
50.0%
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  
144
43.1%
Linguistics  
28
46.4%
Math  
241
66.4%
Mechanical Engineering  
289
77.5%
Meteorology  
17
64.7%
Music - Composition/ Theory  
45
44.4%
Music - Performance  
163
56.4%
Music Education  
125
62.4%
Natural Resources  
40
55.0%
Naval Engineering  
37
56.8%
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  
25
52.0%
Nuclear Engineering  
17
47.1%
Nursing  
372
80.4%
Nutrition  
18
44.4%
Other  
1290
55.0%
Perfomance Arts  
105
51.4%
Pharmacy  
62
80.7%
Philosophy  
121
34.7%
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
28
64.3%
Physics  
115
64.4%
Political Science  
667
54.9%
PreDent and Dentistry  
24
45.8%
PreLaw and Legal  
126
65.1%
PreMed and Medical  
111
68.5%
Preparatory  
17
52.9%
PreVet and Veterinary  
21
52.4%
Psychology  
671
60.4%
Public Health  
40
55.0%
Public Policy  
61
57.4%
Radiological Sciences  
17
52.9%
Religion/ Religious  
397
58.4%
School of Information  
74
77.0%
Social Work  
105
65.7%
Sociology  
207
58.5%
Telecommunications  
36
75.0%
Undecided  
75
49.3%
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%88
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

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→