Unemployment rates for students with bachelor’s degrees vary by major, with architecture, the arts and the humanities topping the list with the most graduate unemployed, a new study released Wednesday finds.
The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce found an almost 14 percent unemployment rate for architecture majors. A press release attributed this rise to the collapse in the construction industry during the recession.
Majors aligned with the sciences, education or healthcare have low unemployment rates, at about 5 percent, because they are tied to a stable industry, the release said.
The study also found the unemployment rate for people with graduate degrees was 3 percent, compared to a 8.9 percent unemployment rate for people with bachelor’s degrees and a 22.9 percent rate for people with only high school degrees.