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However, when asked about specific speakers, about half of Americans with college experience think a wide variety should not be allowed to speak at their college:
A speaker who says that all white people are racist (51%)
A speaker who says Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to come to the U.S. (50%)
A speaker who says that transgender people have a mental disorder (50%)
The author conveniently compares lifetime earnings at the 60th percentile for English, psychology and history against the median for the business graduate. That lessens the gap, but I think it's reasonable to assume that a bright, motivated, hard-working person with the aptitude for their major would be expected to fall in the same percentile regardless of their major.
The third row of Table 4 displays the present discounted value (assuming a discount factor of .98) of lifetime earnings for each educational outcome. The fourth row subtracts average tuition faced by each group (assuming that tuition is $20,000 per year of college attended, roughly the current national average of 4-year institutions). Finally, the fifth row reports the percent of each group which falls below the average lifetime earnings of a high school graduate without any college experience. This value ranges from a low of 3.6% among STEM majors to a high of 25.1% among those who majored in the Arts or Humanities.