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The original Georgetown study looked at 2009-2010. The new one that was released in 2013 looked at 2010-2011, so there isn't any current data on unemployment rates by major. I'll point out some high and low unemployment rates for new grads that might surprise some people.
Architecture - 12.8%
Accounting - 8.8%
Information Systems - 14.7%
Computer Science - 8.7%
Mechanical Engineering - 8.1%
Criminal Justice and Fire Protection - 8.9%
Physical Fitness & Parks and Recreation - 5.2%
Economics - 10.4%
Elementary Education - 5.0%
Drama and Theater Arts - 6.4%
Payscale looked at underemployment rates. Business administration/management had the highest underemployment rate. Criminal justice and theater arts/drama tied for second. Unemployment rates and average salaries can be misleading. A major might have a low unemployment rate, but many of those majors could be working in jobs that don't require a degree. Averages can be skewed by numbers on the very high or very low end.
Business Administration Major Underemployment Stats
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