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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 48 list of majors gives you the option to research the Best Colleges by Major, where you can view the Best Colleges for EngineeringArtBusiness, and more.

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

Rank Major Number of Degrees Awarded Ranking Name
Rank 1
Major Humanities
Number of Degrees Awarded 641,549
Rank 2
Major Business/Management
Number of Degrees Awarded 431,898
Rank 3
Major Nursing
Number of Degrees Awarded 310,320
Rank 4
Major Health Professions
Number of Degrees Awarded 189,602
Rank 5
Major Biology
Number of Degrees Awarded 153,029
Rank 6
Major Trades and Personal Services
Number of Degrees Awarded 146,222
Rank 7
Major Psychology
Number of Degrees Awarded 138,495
Rank 8
Major Medical Assistant/Technician
Number of Degrees Awarded 127,441
Rank 9
Major Criminal Justice
Number of Degrees Awarded 125,502
Rank 10
Major Education
Number of Degrees Awarded 125,070
Rank 11
Major Engineering
Number of Degrees Awarded 122,891
Rank 12
Major Finance/Accounting
Number of Degrees Awarded 109,273
Rank 13
Major Communications/Journalism
Number of Degrees Awarded 94,511
Rank 14
Major Building and Construction
Number of Degrees Awarded 89,544
Rank 15
Major Mechanics/Repair
Number of Degrees Awarded 85,264
Rank 16
Major Computer Science
Number of Degrees Awarded 66,639
Rank 17
Major Rehabilitation and Therapy
Number of Degrees Awarded 63,253
Rank 18
Major English
Number of Degrees Awarded 49,701
Rank 19
Major Economics
Number of Degrees Awarded 46,584
Rank 20
Major Administrative and Clerical
Number of Degrees Awarded 46,084
Rank 21
Major Information Technology
Number of Degrees Awarded 44,218
Rank 22
Major History
Number of Degrees Awarded 41,779
Rank 23
Major Political Science
Number of Degrees Awarded 39,676
Rank 24
Major Design
Number of Degrees Awarded 38,208
Rank 25
Major Visual Arts
Number of Degrees Awarded 37,724
Ranking Name Best Colleges for Art
Rank 26
Major Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number of Degrees Awarded 37,302
Rank 27
Major Culinary Arts and Food Service
Number of Degrees Awarded 34,726
Rank 28
Major Mathematics
Number of Degrees Awarded 31,035
Ranking Name Best Colleges for Math
Rank 29
Major Dental
Number of Degrees Awarded 27,893
Rank 30
Major Foreign Languages
Number of Degrees Awarded 27,186
Rank 31
Major Film, Video, and Photography
Number of Degrees Awarded 19,682
Rank 32
Major Religious Studies/Theology
Number of Degrees Awarded 18,485
Rank 33
Major Protective Services
Number of Degrees Awarded 18,402
Rank 34
Major International Relations
Number of Degrees Awarded 17,220
Rank 35
Major Veterinary Studies
Number of Degrees Awarded 17,151
Rank 36
Major Performing Arts
Number of Degrees Awarded 16,626
Rank 37
Major Chemistry
Number of Degrees Awarded 16,554
Rank 38
Major Legal Studies
Number of Degrees Awarded 15,827
Rank 39
Major Food and Nutrition
Number of Degrees Awarded 15,249
Rank 40
Major Pharmacy
Number of Degrees Awarded 14,338
Rank 41
Major Physics
Number of Degrees Awarded 13,495
Rank 42
Major Anthropology/Archaeology
Number of Degrees Awarded 10,913
Rank 43
Major Music
Number of Degrees Awarded 10,890
Rank 44
Major General Studies
Number of Degrees Awarded 8,927
Rank 45
Major Architecture
Number of Degrees Awarded 8,200
Rank 46
Major Philosophy
Number of Degrees Awarded 8,104
Rank 47
Major Agricultural Sciences
Number of Degrees Awarded 5,822
Rank 48
Major Arts Management
Number of Degrees Awarded 1,477
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The Most Popular College Majors