African American: College Majors and Earnings
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Fasules, Megan L.
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This report points out that African Americans only account for 8 percent of general engineering majors, 7 percent of mathematics majors, and 5 percent of computer majors. Law and public policy is the top major group for African Americans with a Bachelor’s degree. The highest concentrated detailed major among African Americans is in health and medical administration. The second lowest-paying major among African American is in human services and community organization with median earnings at $39,000.