Read the full article here, occasioned by the frequent assertions made by public figures that majoring in the humanities somehow leads to chronic unemployment. An excerpt:
The report shows that humanities and social science graduates earn only slightly less than their peers with degrees in professional fields upon graduation from college, and by mid-career the earnings of humanities and social science graduates surpass those of graduates with professional degrees. Humanities majors are also more likely to go on to earn graduate degrees, a move which takes their median annual salary up to $71,000. All told, it’s hard to see a degree in the humanities as a bad investment.
(h/t USU History department)