Which, if any, of the following things did you seriously consider when selecting your major?
What U.S. college students considered when selecting a major 2012
This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about the factors that they seriously considered when selecting their college major. The survey was conducted in the United States in 2012. 25 percent of graduates surveyed said they hadn't considered anything specifically.
Which, if any, of the following things did you seriously consider when selecting your major?
Share of graduates
Job opportunities in the field39%
Prepare me for graduate or professional education15%
The ability to balance work and family10%
An average salary in that field8%
A starting salary in that field3%
Nothing25%
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 21, 2012 to April 2, 2012

Number of respondents

444 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

College graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey includes college graduates from the class of 2006 through to the class of 2011.

What U.S. college students considered when selecting a major 2012
This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about the factors that they seriously considered when selecting their college major. The survey was conducted in the United States in 2012. 25 percent of graduates surveyed said they hadn't considered anything specifically.
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