The most popular college majors in the U.S. by gender in 2009

Most popular college majors in the U.S. by gender 2009 This statistic shows the most popular college majors in the United States in 2009 according to gender distribution. The most popular college major in the United States was Business Management and Administration with 44 percent female and 56 percent male students.
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Male studentsFemale students
Business Management and Administration56%44%
General Business61%39%
Accounting48%52%
Nursing8%92%
Psychology29%71%
Elementary Education9%91%
Marketing and Market Research49%51%
General Education24%76%
English Language and Literature33%67%
Communications42%58%
Male studentsFemale students
Business Management and Administration56%44%
General Business61%39%
Accounting48%52%
Nursing8%92%
Psychology29%71%
Elementary Education9%91%
Marketing and Market Research49%51%
General Education24%76%
English Language and Literature33%67%
Communications42%58%

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This statistic shows the most popular college majors in the United States in 2009 according to gender distribution. The most popular college major in the United States was Business Management and Administration with 44 percent female and 56 percent male students.
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Release date
May 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009
Supplementary notes
Data was sourced from the American Community Survey.

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