The most popular college majors in the U.S. in 2013

Most popular college majors in the U.S. 2013 This statistic shows the most popular college majors in the United States in 2013. The most popular college major in the United States was Business Management and Administration which was taken by 26.1 percent of students.
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Share of U.S. students
Business26.1%
Education9.4%
Humanities and liberal arts8.6%
Architecture and engineering8.3%
Health7.5%
Social sciences6.9%
Computers, statistics, and mathematics5.6%
Psychology and social work5.2%
Communications and journalism5.2%
Arts4.8%
Biology and life sciences3.3%
Industrial arts, consumer services, and recreation2.7%
Law and public policy2.6%
Physical sciences2.5%
Agriculture and natural resources1.5%
Share of U.S. students
Business26.1%
Education9.4%
Humanities and liberal arts8.6%
Architecture and engineering8.3%
Health7.5%
Social sciences6.9%
Computers, statistics, and mathematics5.6%
Psychology and social work5.2%
Communications and journalism5.2%
Arts4.8%
Biology and life sciences3.3%
Industrial arts, consumer services, and recreation2.7%
Law and public policy2.6%
Physical sciences2.5%
Agriculture and natural resources1.5%

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This statistic shows the most popular college majors in the United States in 2013. The most popular college major in the United States was Business Management and Administration which was taken by 26.1 percent of students.
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Release date
May 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
2013
Age group
25-59 years
Supplementary notes
Data was sourced from the American Community Survey.

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