Computers, mathematics, and statistics majors had the highest rate of full-time employment at 66.6 percent. On the opposite side of the spectrum, education majors were least likely to be employed full-time, as 41.0 percent of these degree-holders worked on a part-time basis. As one might expect, visual and performing arts majors had the highest rate of part-time employment at 30.8 percent.
The report also covers earnings by type of worker: private-sector, government, and self-employed. Computers, mathematics, and statistics majors were the most likely to work in the private sector, where 77.9 percent of these degree-holders earned their living in 2011. More than half (55.8%) of education majors worked in government -- the highest of any field -- while the degree-holders most likely to be self-employed were biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences majors (14.1%).
Engineering majors topped the list for highest median earnings at $91,611 per year, followed by computers, mathematics, and statistics ($80,180); and physical and related sciences ($80,037).