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The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student’s future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released May 24.

Based on first-of-its-kind Census data, the report by Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., also found that majors are highly segregated by race and gender.

College graduates overall make 84 percent more...

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