The Least & Most Popular Majors (Infographic)

open book with creative business sketch on dark concrete background. (illustration for popular majors)College is a hub of knowledge where most talented and professional lecturers are ready to give you the essence of their expertise and life experiences. Many schools have hundreds of majors available, but what majors are students choosing? The most popular college majors for students range across a variety of fields. Based on data published by U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)*, we uncovered the popularity of each major. Many of the popular major choices also have growing career prospects, making them a great choice when planning your future.

Popular Bachelor’s Degrees: Gender

The Most and Least Popular College Majors Among Women

The top major among undergraduate females is the health profession and related programs. Conversely, the least popular major is theology and religion.

The most and least popular majors among womenClick to enlarge image

The Most and Least Popular College Majors Among Men

Undergraduate males prefer to study business, while shying away from transportation and material moving.

The most and least popular majors among menClick to enlarge image

Popular Degrees: State

The Most and Least Popular Undergraduate Majors

Overall, the most popular bachelor’s degree is Business or Management. Meanwhile, the least popular undergraduate degree is Computer Sciences.

Most Popular Bachelor's Major by StateClick to enlarge map

 

Least Popular Bachelor's Major by StateClick to enlarge map

The Most and Least Popular Graduate Majors

Similarly, the most popular Master’s degree is Business or Management. Moreover, the least popular graduate degree is Social Sciences and History.

Most Popular Master's Major by StateClick to enlarge map

 

Least Popular Master's Major by StateClick to enlarge map

 

* [1] https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d16/tables/dt16_322.50.asp
[2] https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d16/tables/dt16_322.40.asp
[3] https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_319.30.asp
[4] https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_319.40.asp

The information provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. It is intended to provide opinions and educational information. It is not intended as individual advice and should not be taken as substitute for professional advice. We assume no responsibility for errors or mistakes. In no event is ScholarshipOwl or the individual authors liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, arising out of or in connection with the use the Service or information provided. We reserve the right to make deletions, additions, or modifications to the content at any given time without prior notice. We may link to third party websites. In some cases we may be compensated on an affiliate basis when users take certain actions. In order to comply with FTC guidelines we want to be transparent that ScholarshipOwl may get compensated by companies and/or partners based on an affiliate or advertiser partnership. We might get compensated for example for mentioning partners, by you, the user, making a clicking, purchasing, or signing up for a product or service through a tracking link. In no way are we responsible for the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.