A popular argument made against a liberal arts education revolves around money — namely, that STEM majors make more money than liberal arts majors, so colleges should just stop with the liberal arts altogether. While a higher income level may be true initially, new reports from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences reveal that liberal arts majors close that pay gap over time, and love their work and lives more overall.

According to a new report, liberal arts graduates have a higher job satisfaction than their peers.

The report, written about by The Chronicle of Higher Education, points out the comparisons between liberal arts graduates and graduates from engineering, business, and the sciences in regard to job status, earnings, and job satisfaction. The comparisons prove favorable to liberal arts graduates, contradicting popular notions about liberal arts graduates amongst politicians and the media.

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