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College majors most likely to land jobs

College majors most likely to land jobs

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on October 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 18 at 9:32 AM

A recent study finds 85 percent of college seniors plan to move back home with their parents after graduation.

That rate is up significantly from 2006 when 67 percent of college seniors expected to move back home, according to CNN Money.

There may be a silver lining though. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers companies expect to hire 13.5 percent more new grads from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010.

Want to increase your chance even more of landing a job? Check out this survey of 31,500 college students at more than 400 colleges nationwide. These are the top five majors where students received the most offers before graduating:

  • Accounting            46.9%
  • Business              45.4%
  • Computer/IS         44.1%
  • Engineering          41%
  • Social Sciences   40.5%