Overview

The data in this library comes from the National Survey of Recent College Graduates. Included is information about employment numbers, major information, and the earnings of different majors. Many majors were not available before 2010, so their values have been recorded as 0 (note that this may affect the averages shown in the bar charts).

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyrecentgrads/

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Index Type Example Value
0 dict { }
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Key Type Example Value Comment
"Lowest" float 0.0 The lowest recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
"Mean" float 160585.73 The average (mean) recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
"Median" float 51000.0 The median recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
"Standard Deviation" float 297818.25 The standard deviation (which gives the amount of variance) of salaries reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
"Highest" float 999999.0 The highest recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
"Quantity" int 13432 The number of salaries reported for employed people with this degree during this year.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"No Job Available" int 76598 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because there was no job available in their field.
"Job Location" int 90842 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because of the job location.
"Working Conditions" int 100886 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because of working conditions.
"Career Change" int 98112 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because they wanted a career change.
"Family-related" int 65619 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because of family-related issues.
"Other" int 24821 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because of other reasons.
"Pay/Promotion" int 111962 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are working outside of the field associated with their major, and who did so because of pay or promotion opportunities.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Not in Labor Force" int 181940 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not in the labor force (e.g., retired, students, those taking care of children).
"Unemployed" int 22803 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are unemployed.
"Employed" int 1090855 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are employed.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Demographics" dict { }
"Education" dict { }
"Employment" dict { }
"Salaries" dict { }
"Year" int 1993 The year that this report was made for.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Gender" dict { }
"Total" int 1295598 The estimated number of people awarded degrees in this major during this year.
"Ethnicity" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Educational Institution" int 300468 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as an "Educational Institution".
"Business/Industry" int 669270 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as "Business/Industry".
"Government" int 121117 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as "Government".
Key Type Example Value Comment
"No need/want" int 30989 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because they either did not need a job and/or did not want a job.
"Layoff" int 7457 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because they were laid off.
"Family" int 45962 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because of their family.
"No Job Available" int 14976 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because there was no job available.
"Student" int 51891 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because they were still a student.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Males" int 743903 The estimated number of women awarded degrees in this major during this year.
"Females" int 551695 The estimated number of women awarded degrees in this major during this year.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Doctorates" int 90543 The estimated number of doctoral degrees awarded in this for major during this year.
"Professionals" int 284869 The estimated number of professional degrees awarded in this for major during this year.
"Masters" int 248813 The estimated number of Masters awarded in this for major during this year.
"Bachelors" int 671374 The estimated number of bachelor degrees awarded in this for major during this year.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Major" str "Biological Sciences"
[Preview ]
The name of the major for these graduated students.
"Degrees" dict { }
Value Count
"Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology" 11
"Operations Research" 11
"Geography" 11
"Electrical Engineering" 11
"Political Science and Government" 11
"Animal Sciences" 11
"OTHER Geological Sciences" 11
"Civil Engineering" 11
"Zoology, General" 11
"Botany" 11
"Physiology, Human and Animal" 11
"Chemistry" 11
"Criminology" 11
"Biological Sciences" 11
"History of Science" 11
"Chemical Engineering" 11
"Management & Administration" 11
"Political and related sciences" 11
"Earth Sciences" 11
"International Relations" 11
"Economics" 11
"Agricultural Economics" 11
"Philosophy of Science" 11
"Area and Ethnic Studies" 11
"Forestry Services" 11
"Plant Sciences" 11
"Statistics" 11
"Food Sciences and Technology" 11
"Environmental Science Studies" 11
"OTHER Physical and Related Sciences" 11
"Computer Science and Math" 11
"Pharmacology, Human and Animal" 11
"Geology" 11
"Other Engineering" 11
"Physics and Astronomy" 11
"Genetics, Animal and Plant" 11
"Public Policy Studies" 11
"Information Services and Systems" 11
"Anthropology and Archeology" 11
"OTHER Agricultural Sciences" 11
"Mechanical Engineering" 11
"Biochemistry and Biophysics" 11
"Nutritional Science" 11
"Psychology" 11
"Oceanography" 11
"Sociology" 11
"Linguistics" 11
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Development" int 191867 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Development.
"Professional Service" int 506252 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving professional service.
"Applied Research" int 341238 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Applied Research.
"Managing/Supervising People/Projects" int 539430 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving managing or supervising either people or projects.
"Computer Applications" int 297235 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Computer Applications.
"Human Resources" int 365049 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Human Resources.
"Productions/Operations/Maintenance" int 103385 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving productions, operations, or maintenance.
"Sales, Purchasing, Marketing" int 215169 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving sales, purchasing, or marketing.
"Qualitity/Productivity Management" int 269042 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving qualitity or productivity management.
"Design" int 118772 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Design.
"Accounting/Finance/Contracts" int 793888 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Accounting, Finance, or Contracts.
"Teaching" int 381908 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving teaching.
"Basic Research" int 224277 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving Basic Research.
"Other" int 99749 The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who describe their primary work activity (more than 10% of their time) as involving something not involved in any of the other categories.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Status" dict { }
"Employer Type" dict { }
"Reason Working Outside Field" dict { }
"Reason for Not Working" dict { }
"Work Activity" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Whites" int 1094775 The estimated number of people identifying as White that were awarded degrees in this major during this year.
"Asians" int 84495 The estimated number of people identifying as Asian that were awarded degrees in this major during this year.
"Minorities" int 115016 The estimated number of people identifying as a minority (e.g., Black, African American, Native American) that were awarded degrees in this major during this year.

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import graduates
list_of_grad_major = graduates.get_majors()

Documentation

 graduates.get_majors()

Returns information about all recorded majors.