Two in Five College Graduates Regret Chosen Field of Study

From a Washington Post column by Christine Emba headlined “Lost in the college-major-regret story: It’s not about the majors”:

Regrets, I’ve had a few — as have, apparently, many of those who majored in languages, literature, history, art, religion and the like.

Earlier this month, The Post’s “Department of Data” published a striking article about higher education. According to a recent Federal Reserve survey, The Post reported, 37 percent of college graduates — nearly 2 in 5 — regret their chosen field of study, including nearly half of humanities and arts majors. (Engineers reported the lowest rates of regret, at 24 percent.)