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Updated College Scorecard w/Earnings data by Program/major
The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released data on first-year earnings of college graduates, for the first time broken down by program level. The information, collected from federal tax data, is the most comprehensive and likely accurate information on different college programs currently available.
You can go to UF's scorecard and now see accurate salary info for each major.
No surprise, the top 9 are all CS/Engineering, with the 10th being Nursing.
The scorecard also gives debt by major. At UF, there isn't that much of a difference, based on major (for a BS). The lowest debt major is "Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management" at $13,250, while one of the higher ones may be an Engineering major (they typically take 1 or 2 semesters longer) with around $20K.
You can also compare majors by college.
Georgia Tech System Engineering: $73,500 (debt: $23,500)
UF System (Industrial) Engineering: $72,100 (debt: $18,883)
UCF Industrial Engineering: $49,000 (debt: 18,250)
Lots of interesting ways to look at the data, but don't read too much into it.
The largest field of study?
Biology, General-BS: 471 Graduates
Psychology, General-BS: 418
Finance and Financial Management Services-BS: 370