New Report on the Economic Value of College Majors Indicates Hispanics Earn Less

Hispanics earn less than Whites and Asians no matter what their specific undergraduate major, with few exceptions – including Public Relations, one of the majors with the lowest median earnings for Hispanics.

A new study confirms that Hispanics make less—in some cases, much less—than their White and Asian counterparts, no matter what their undergraduate major. Even in one of the highest-paying majors for Hispanics, Chemical Engineering, Hispanics make $36,000 less than their White counterparts.

Using United States Census data available for the first time, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is helping Americans connect the dots between college majors and career earnings. In the new report, What’s it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors, this research demonstrates just how critical the choice of major is to Hispanic median earnings, and how Hispanics continue to be segregated by race in choice of major. Read More »