Elite college graduates with math/physics/computer science degrees earn nearly 4X more than elite humanities majors.
Bottom-tier college graduates with math/physics/computer science degrees earn more than elite college graduates with humanities degrees
graduates of top-ranked universities who opt to study mathematics and computer science significantly out-earn their peers who major in life sciences or liberal arts. Quant whizzes from the University of Pennsylvania fare best, earning a median annual income of $135,000 one year after graduation. (Their friends who studied biology earn only about a third as much.)