Competing Definitions of a “Useful” Major

The following piece from FiveThirtyEight offers insight into why students select certain majors. Students at selective universities are more prone to major in the liberal arts than students at less selective schools who tend to emphasize vocation-specific majors to ensure a more immediate return on investment. In the longer term, the article cites studies that show liberal arts majors surpassing their counterparts at peak earning ages. Follow the link below for more details.

Rethinking “Useful” Majors

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