Humanities Graduates are Gainfully Employed and Happy

On February 7, 2018, The Association of American Universities released a report offering data to show that graduates with humanities degrees are “gainfully employed and happy.” As they put it in their summary:

The report focuses on Bachelor’s degree holders. It “draws on data sources that meet the highest standards of social scientific rigor, relying heavily on the products of the U.S. federal statistical system.”

This is just the latest high-quality study that discredits the myth of the unemployed and resentful humanities student. And, while it does not emphasize philosophy majors specifically, it is entirely consistent with all the other findings we highlight at PhilosophyIsAGreatMajor.com. Humanities majors, including philosophy majors, do very well.

To download or read the full report, click here.


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