. . . earn as much or more over their lifetimes compared with students receiving technical degrees.
“Over time, liberal-arts majors often pursue graduate degrees and gravitate into high-paying fields such as general management, politics, law and sales, according to an analysis by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, a trade group representing more than 1,350 schools. Once people reach their peak-earnings ages of 56 to 60, liberal-arts majors are earning . . . about 3% ahead of the earnings pace for people with degrees in vocational fields such as nursing and accounting.”
-Wall Street Journal
. . . have the skills employers are always looking for.
“The skills humanities majors develop —specifically writing, adaptability, problem solving, and collaborating — top the list of things employers say they are looking for in job candidates, over and above the technical skills directly associated with the position.”
-Chronicle of Higher Education
. . . make a difference in the world while gaining deep satisfaction from their work.
“It’s important for students to major in what they enjoy most and what they’re best at. When they do so, they’re more likely to excel in their classes and enhance their career options. Those who complete post-baccalaureate study will enhance their chances of eating their cake and having it too, with prestigious, high-paying jobs and, equally important . . . fulfilling work that allows them to make a difference in the world.”
. . . become leaders.
"A study by DDI and reported by Fast Company suggests that both undergrad business majors as well as humanities majors scored high in areas that we generally link leaders to, including entrepreneurship and influence. But, the perhaps more notable finding was that that humanities graduates did better than MBAs in a number of areas essential to performing as a leader.”
-Development Dimensions, Inc.