College of Humanities

Setting the Record Straight on Liberal Arts Grads' Employability

January 22, 2014

Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment coverA report released this week by the Association of American Colleges and Universities dispels the popular notion that liberal arts graduates are subject to lower earnings and higher rates of unemployment than those with "practical" degrees. Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight citesĀ U.S. Census data from 2010-11 to show that humanities, arts, and social sciences majors who earned advanced or undergraduate degrees are on average making more money by their mid-50s than those who studied in professional fields, and they are employed at similar rates.