The College Degrees That Will Make You Rich

College Degrees that make you rich

One question on the mind of every college student everywhere is this: What degree is going to provide me with the very best opportunity to become truly successful? And this very same question is often very much on the mind of people who are already working full time, but who want to get another degree — perhaps an MBA or other graduate degree — to boost their work skills and career prospects.

So, what college degree will make you rich? Perhaps no college degree at all. Here’s the exact breakdown of the world’s 100 wealthiest people according to Approved Index:

  1. 32% No college degree
  2. 22% Engineering
  3. 12% Business
  4. 10% Other
  5. 9% Arts
  6. 8% Economics
  7. 3% Finance
  8. 2% Science
  9. 2% Mathematics

“These findings undoubtedly add a new dimension to the debate about the relevance and value of a degree today, and certainly suggests that in order to have a thriving and diverse economy, we need to encourage a varied range of specializations,” says Amy Catlow, a director at Approved Index.

Now, if all you’re looking for is a job offer and not necessarily billionaire status, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) has compiled a list of the academic majors most likely to get at least one job offer by the time graduation day rolls around. Here, in rank order, are the top 10:

  1. Computer science
  2. Economics
  3. Accounting
  4. Engineering
  5. Business administration
  6. Sociology/social work
  7. Mathematics/statistics
  8. Psychology
  9. History/political science
  10. Healthcare

Best regards,
Pedro Calado

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Gareth Roberts

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If you work in digital marketing every day, there’ll probably be a few problems that come to mind. But the main problem ISN’T what you think.


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Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column.


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Looking back, I believe that the qualities that make for a great entrepreneur —…

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