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A new report out from Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce breaks down earnings figures by what majors students choose.

In engineering, the median salary is about $80,000 a year. But, what about education majors? They rank at the bottom with a median earning of $39,000.

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A project linking student data from the Regents for Higher Education and employment information from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission allows officials to see how degree earners enter and move through the workforce, along with their pay as they enter and work their way up the career ladder.

Regents for Higher Education Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development Tony Hutchison described the data sharing system at a recent meeting of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Oklahoma is one of 33 states in which higher education officials have access to data elements from the state labor/workforce agency, Hutchison said.

From the data, the regents produce the Employment Outcomes Report, which analyzes employment data for graduates of Oklahoma public colleges and universities one year and five years after graduation.