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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Field Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
Accounting/Finance/Contracts Integer number 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. 793888
Applied Research Integer number 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. 341238
Asians Integer number The estimated number of people identifying as Asian that were awarded degrees in this major during this year. 84495
Bachelors Integer number The estimated number of bachelor degrees awarded in this for major during this year. 671374
Basic Research Integer number 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. 224277
Business/Industry Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as "Business/Industry". 669270
Career Change Integer number 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. 98112
Computer Applications Integer number 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. 297235
Design Integer number 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. 118772
Development Integer number 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. 191867
Doctorates Integer number The estimated number of doctoral degrees awarded in this for major during this year. 90543
Educational Institution Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as an "Educational Institution". 300468
Employed Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are employed. 1090855
Family Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because of their family. 45962
Family-related Integer number 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. 65619
Females Integer number The estimated number of women awarded degrees in this major during this year. 551695
Government Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year who described their Employer Type as "Government". 121117
Highest Real number The highest recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 999999.0
Human Resources Integer number 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. 365049
Job Location Integer number 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. 90842
Layoff Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because they were laid off. 7457
Lowest Real number The lowest recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 0.0
Major String The name of the major for these graduated students. "Biological Sciences"
Males Integer number The estimated number of women awarded degrees in this major during this year. 743903
Managing/Supervising People/Projects Integer number 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. 539430
Masters Integer number The estimated number of Masters awarded in this for major during this year. 248813
Mean Real number The average (mean) recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 160585.73
Median Real number The median recorded salary reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 51000.0
Minorities Integer number 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. 115016
No need/want Integer number 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. 30989
Not in Labor Force Integer number 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). 181940
Pay/Promotion Integer number 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. 111962
Productions/Operations/Maintenance Integer number 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. 103385
Professional Service Integer number 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. 506252
Professionals Integer number The estimated number of professional degrees awarded in this for major during this year. 284869
Qualitity/Productivity Management Integer number 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. 269042
Quantity Integer number The number of salaries reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 13432
Reason Working Outside Field.No Job Available Integer number 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. 76598
Reason Working Outside Field.Other Integer number 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. 24821
Reason for Not Working.No Job Available Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because there was no job available. 14976
Sales, Purchasing, Marketing Integer number 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. 215169
Standard Deviation Real number The standard deviation (which gives the amount of variance) of salaries reported for employed people with this degree during this year. 297818.25
Student Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are not working because they were still a student. 51891
Teaching Integer number 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. 381908
Total Integer number The estimated number of people awarded degrees in this major during this year. 1295598
Unemployed Integer number The number of people with a degree in this major during this year, who are unemployed. 22803
Whites Integer number The estimated number of people identifying as White that were awarded degrees in this major during this year. 1094775
Work Activity.Other Integer number 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. 99749
Working Conditions Integer number 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. 100886
Year Integer number The year that this report was made for. 1993