College majors play a big role in the amount students earn over the life of their careers. For example, take a look at 
College majors play a big role in the amount students earn over the life of their careers. For example, take a look at the following estimated earnings for these undergrad degrees:
  • petroleum engineering = $136,000/year
  • early-childhood education = $39,000/year
  • biology = $56,000/year
For a side-by-side comparison of salaries by major, click here to view this chart and see if your major has the potential to bring you a good return on your college investment.

      

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Award: up to full-tuition

Eligibility: Full-time students attending public junior and community colleges in AL

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