Report: Liberal Arts majors make more over time

A student who majors in history may have more income potential than previously regarded. A recent article from “Inside Higher Ed” cites a report that found that liberal arts majors may not make as much as some other majors upon graduation, but over time, the salary gap closes.

The article breaks down findings from “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment.” The report uses data from the U.S. Census and is a joint project between the Association of Community Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

According to the article, liberal arts majors with an advanced or undergraduate degree on average make more money by their mid-50s than those who studied in professional or pre-professional fields.

Tulsa Community College has graduated 219 liberal arts majors since summer 2012.