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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 4.53%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 5.04%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.4%
Average Wage
growing 0.99%
People in Workforce
growing 3.57%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.39%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Studies and the types of students that study this field. Houston Community College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Marion Military Institute and Chief Dull Knife College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Studies. Tuition costs for General Studies majors are, on average, $6,408 for in-state public colleges, and $24,794 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Studies programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Liberal Arts & Humanities graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Liberal Arts & Humanities majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Liberal Arts & Humanities majors, by average wage, is Offices of optometrists.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities is 44.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Liberal Arts & Humanities degrees, and White students earn the majority (62,081) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Studies majors need many skills, but most especially N/A. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Studies majors need more than the average amount of N/A, N/A, and N/A.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Studies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of N/A is very distinctive for majors, but the N/A, N/A, and N/A are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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