Most meaninful college majors in the United States in 2015/16

This statistic shows a ranking of college majors where most graduates felt their work would make the world a better place in the United States in the academic year 2015/16. In the same year, Pastoral ministry was ranked second as the most meaningful college major with 91 percent of respondents affirming that their work makes the world a better place.

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Release date

December 2015


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1.4 million college graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source gives no information regarding the age of their participants.

Further information about the methodology can be accessed here.

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