News

Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar

Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar

GRADS:Overall, college grads reported lower unemployment rates compared to the national average at 6.7 percent. Photo: clipart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey by the Department of Education suggests it may matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular earning recent graduates the most money.

The survey looked at the class of 2008 four years after they received their hard-earned bachelor’s degrees during one of the nation’s worst economic recessions.

Overall, college grads reported lower unemployment rates compared to the national average at 6.7 percent. College grads from private four-year schools earned about the same as those from public four-year schools, about $50,000 a year.

But while a paltry 16 percent of students took home degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, those who did averaged $65,000 a year compared to $49,500 of graduates of other degrees.

Recent Headlines

in National

Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

18-overlay2

One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

michigan

Here’s a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Friday, Sept. 4.

in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

lol

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

in National

US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

sam

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

in National

The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

plane

The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.