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    Major Number of 2002/03
    College Graduates
    Percent of Total
    Business 293,545 21.8%
    Social Science 143,218 10.6%
    Communications/English 123,462 9.2%
    Education 105,790 7.8%
    Math and Science 90,505 6.7%
    Psychology 78,613 5.8%
    Engineering 75,031 5.6%
    Visual and Performing Arts 71,474 5.3%
    Health Professions 71,223 5.3%
    TOTAL 1,348,503 100.0%


    Discipline Avg. Salary
    Computer Science $51,042
    Engineering $49,619
    Engineering Technology $47,109
    Construction Science/Management $41,566
    Business $40,934
    Nursing $38,788
    Sciences $37,280
    Agriculture & Natural Resources $30,930
    Education $30,700
    Communications $30,266
    Humanities & Social Sciences $29,061


    Discipline Number of
    Accredited Programs
    B.S. Degrees Awarded in 2004/05Percent of
    Total Engineering Degrees
    Computer Engineering 183 16,019 21.1%
    Mechanical Engineering 277 14,835 19.5
    Electrical Engineering 284 14,742 19.4
    Civil Engineering 233 8,857 11.7
    Chemical Engineering 154 4,621 6.1
    Industrial Engineering 97 3,220 4.2
    Biomedical Engineering 36 2,638 3.5
    Aerospace Engineering 61 2,395 3.2
    General Engineering 35 1,393 1.8
    Engineering Physics/Engineering Science 32 1,019 1.3
    Materials Science and Engineering Metallurgical Engineering 65 815 1.1
    Engineering Management 11 582 0.8
    Systems Engineering 10 570 0.8
    Architectural Engineering 14 506 0.7
    Environmental Engineering 46 496 0.7
    Marine/Ocean Engineering 16 477 0.6
    Agricultural Engineering 43 302 0.4
    Petroleum Engineering 16 298 0.4
    Nuclear Engineering 18 239 0.3
    Mining/Mineral/Geological Engr 32 224 0.3
    Manufacturing Engineering 24 165 0.2
    Ceramic Engineering 6 81 0.1
    Other* 12 1,459 1.9
    TOTAL 1,495 76,003 100.0%

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