by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
According to the findings of philosopher and college professor Dr. Mark Hebert, only 30 percent of the U.S. population attends college. Out of this percentage, the smaller portion is African Americans. With this in mind, one can easily understand the value of having a college degree. Although having a college diploma certainly has advantages, it is interesting to observe that many college graduates today are still having a heck of a time procuring employment. Do not let these facts be a deterrent, however. There are some college degrees that are more likely to lead to successful careers for African Americans. Black Enterprise published this list of 10 highest-paying college degrees for African Americans:
- Computer Networking and Telecommunications: $54,000 avg.
- Medical Technologies Technicians: $55,000 avg.
- Architecture: $55,000 avg.
- Management Information Systems and Statistics: $56,000 avg.
- Nursing: $60,000 avg.
- General Engineering: $60,000 avg.
- Computer Science: $61,000 avg.
- Information Sciences: $65,000 avg.
- Mechanical Engineering: $65,000 avg.
- Electrical Engineering: $68,000 avg.