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Table A.4.
List of Majors by Earnings Power
Major CategoriesEarnings Power
Languages and literatures −0.088 
Visual and performing arts −0.086 
Education −0.057 
Philosophy, religious studies, and history −0.042 
Agriculture and natural resources 0.000 
Communication and related 0.003 
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 0.033 
Psychology 0.046 
Social science (exclude economics) 0.052 
Personal service/family studies/recreations 0.058 
Public administration/social service 0.060 
Security and protective service 0.073 
Biology and biomedical sciences 0.084 
Liberal art and Humanities 0.093 
Physical science and science tech 0.179 
Business/economics 0.194 
Mathematics and statistics 0.257 
Computer science 0.356 
Engineering and engineering technology 0.369 
Health/related clinical sciences 0.443 
Major CategoriesEarnings Power
Languages and literatures −0.088 
Visual and performing arts −0.086 
Education −0.057 
Philosophy, religious studies, and history −0.042 
Agriculture and natural resources 0.000 
Communication and related 0.003 
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 0.033 
Psychology 0.046 
Social science (exclude economics) 0.052 
Personal service/family studies/recreations 0.058 
Public administration/social service 0.060 
Security and protective service 0.073 
Biology and biomedical sciences 0.084 
Liberal art and Humanities 0.093 
Physical science and science tech 0.179 
Business/economics 0.194 
Mathematics and statistics 0.257 
Computer science 0.356 
Engineering and engineering technology 0.369 
Health/related clinical sciences 0.443 

Notes: The earnings power is defined as the coefficient of a major dummy estimated from the earnings function based on single-major graduates after controlling for demographic and family background, academic performance, institutional control and selectivity, and work experience and its square.

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