For Both Blacks and Whites, Business Is the Most Popular College Major

There is very little difference in the fields of study chosen by black and white college students. For blacks who graduated from four-year colleges and universities in 2005, business management was by a large margin the most popular major. Blacks earned 34,464 bachelor’s degrees in the field of business management and administration in the 2004-05 academic year. This was 25.3 percent of all bachelor’s degrees earned by blacks.

Most white college students have the same goals. Business management was also the most popular field of study among whites.

The fields of psychology, communications, social sciences, education, and health sciences were popular majors among both racial groups.