What U.S. college students considered when selecting a major 2012

Which, if any, of the following things did you seriously consider when selecting your major?

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 10, 2012
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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Which, if any, of the following things did you seriously consider when selecting your major?

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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%
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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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 10, 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.
Show more
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