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The Most Popular College Majors

Our list of college majors is sorted by popularity, so you can find out which majors people are sticking with the most.

Plus, this top 40 list of majors gives you the option to research the Best Colleges by Major, where you can view the Best Colleges for Engineering, Art, Business, and more.

Explore our list of college majors to find a college that’s right for you!

Popularity Rank Major Number of Graduates Niche Ranking
Popularity Rank 1
Major Business/Management
Number of Graduates 290,928
Popularity Rank 2
Major Nursing
Number of Graduates 128,323
Popularity Rank 3
Major Psychology
Number of Graduates 127,597
Popularity Rank 4
Major Biology
Number of Graduates 118,215
Popularity Rank 5
Major Engineering
Number of Graduates 104,762
Popularity Rank 6
Major Education
Number of Graduates 99,202
Popularity Rank 7
Major Finance/Accounting
Number of Graduates 92,303
Popularity Rank 8
Major Communications/Journalism
Number of Graduates 81,444
Popularity Rank 9
Major Criminal Justice
Number of Graduates 64,554
Popularity Rank 10
Major English
Number of Graduates 49,461
Popularity Rank 11
Major Economics
Number of Graduates 44,628
Popularity Rank 12
Major History
Number of Graduates 42,989
Popularity Rank 13
Major Political Science
Number of Graduates 39,770
Popularity Rank 14
Major Computer Science
Number of Graduates 32,681
Popularity Rank 15
Major Visual Arts
Number of Graduates 31,611
Popularity Rank 16
Major Rehabilitation and Therapy
Number of Graduates 30,469
Popularity Rank 17
Major Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number of Graduates 26,861
Popularity Rank 18
Major Mathematics
Number of Graduates 25,968
Popularity Rank 19
Major Foreign Languages
Number of Graduates 25,228
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Popularity Rank 20
Major Design
Number of Graduates 22,088
Popularity Rank 21
Major International Relations
Number of Graduates 16,851
Popularity Rank 22
Major Religious Studies/Theology
Number of Graduates 16,071
Popularity Rank 23
Major Chemistry
Number of Graduates 15,643
Popularity Rank 24
Major Information Technology
Number of Graduates 15,089
Popularity Rank 25
Major Performing Arts
Number of Graduates 14,267
Popularity Rank 26
Major Film, Video, and Photography
Number of Graduates 13,405
Popularity Rank 27
Major Food and Nutrition
Number of Graduates 11,488
Popularity Rank 28
Major Anthropology/Archaeology
Number of Graduates 11,195
Popularity Rank 29
Major Music
Number of Graduates 9,356
Popularity Rank 30
Major Philosophy
Number of Graduates 8,560
Popularity Rank 31
Major General Studies
Number of Graduates 8,538
Popularity Rank 32
Major Architecture
Number of Graduates 8,166
Popularity Rank 33
Major Physics
Number of Graduates 7,784
Popularity Rank 34
Major Medical Assistant/Technician
Number of Graduates 7,104
Popularity Rank 35
Major Legal Studies
Number of Graduates 4,718
Popularity Rank 36
Major Administrative and Clerical
Number of Graduates 3,963
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Popularity Rank 37
Major Culinary Arts and Food Service
Number of Graduates 3,112
Popularity Rank 38
Major Pharmacy
Number of Graduates 2,571
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Popularity Rank 39
Major Agricultural Sciences
Number of Graduates 2,510
Popularity Rank 40
Major Dental Studies
Number of Graduates 2,087
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The Most Popular College Majors