The majority of would-be college students are not choosing majors based on which professions will pay them the most money. That’s because our culture promotes “you can be whatever you want to be” and encourages them to pursue a field they are passionate about, regardless of money.
But the truth is, some degrees lead to more money, on average, and more financially secure lives. LendEDU recently compiled data on recent college graduates to find out which degrees led to which outcomes, by examining credit scores, credit card debt, and auto and home loans. Not surprisingly, degrees that take longer to earn, such as MBAs, have higher debt. But some advanced degrees also lead to higher credit scores.