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3 Interesting College Stats

How you approach this whole “college” thing is a big deal. The decisions you will make are some of the biggest ones you have had the opportunity to make so far. They will also stick with you for a long time to come. How you think about college is important.

Here are some quick but interesting stats about what others think about college.

The Most Popular Degree

1. According to Pew Research most people are choosing to study business, 20.5% to be exact. Business has been the most popular bachelor’s degree since 1980. Before that it was education.

How Long You Go

2. Another interesting fact is that most students are choosing to attend college longer. 60% of students are taking 6 years to complete their bachelor’s degree rather than 4 years.  Less than 40% of students graduate “on time.”

What You Major In

3. Students who choose to major in science or engineering are the most likely to say that their degree prepared them for the job they really wanted.

That’s it, short and sweet. I’ll let you interpret the data however you like. In fact what do you think? I have some ideas but I’d really love to hear what you think these stats can tell us if anything.

 

 

Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/

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