What major U.S. college graduates would choose in hindsight 2012

What type of major would you have chosen instead of the major you did?

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 10, 2012
What major U.S. college graduates would choose in hindsight 2012 This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about which major they would have chosen instead of the one they did in order improve their chances for success. The survey was coducted in the United States in 2012. 17 percent of graduates surveyed said they would have chosen a business major, like finance or accounting if they had it to do again.
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What type of major would you have chosen instead of the major you did?

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Share of graduates
Professional major, like communications, education, nursing, or social work41%
A major in the field of math, science, engineering, or technology29%
Business, like finance or accounting17%
Social science, like psychology, sociology, economics, or political science7%
Humanities, like history, art, English, or a foreign language4%
Share of graduates
Professional major, like communications, education, nursing, or social work41%
A major in the field of math, science, engineering, or technology29%
Business, like finance or accounting17%
Social science, like psychology, sociology, economics, or political science7%
Humanities, like history, art, English, or a foreign language4%
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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 which major they would have chosen instead of the one they did in order improve their chances for success. The survey was coducted in the United States in 2012. 17 percent of graduates surveyed said they would have chosen a business major, like finance or accounting if they had it to do again.
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