Top 10 Majors with the Highest Earnings for African-Americans

BET.com breaks down which concentrations pay the most.

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Number ten: Computer Networking and Telecommunications - Looking to get the most financial return on your college investment? Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce looks at 171 majors in their “What’s it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors.”  Based on the report, BET.com breaks down the top 10 undergraduate majors with the highest median earnings for African-Americans. The study, “What’s it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors” covers not just recent graduates but all workers with bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. economy. Number ten on our list? Computer Networking and Telecommunications. Individuals with this undergraduate degree earn about $54,000 a year. (Photo: Landov)

 Number nine: Medical Technologies Technicians - Seventy-five percent of those with Medical Technologies Technicians degrees enter the health services industry. On average, these individuals earn about $55,000 a year.(Photo: Reuters)

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 Number nine: Medical Technologies Technicians - Seventy-five percent of those with Medical Technologies Technicians degrees enter the health services industry. On average, these individuals earn about $55,000 a year.(Photo: Reuters)

Number eight: Architecture - About ninety-five percent of graduates who graduate with an architecture undergraduate degree have full?time employment. On average, Architecture degree recipients earn about $55,000 a year. (Photo: Reuters)

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Number eight: Architecture - About ninety-five percent of graduates who graduate with an architecture undergraduate degree have full–time employment. On average, Architecture degree recipients earn about $55,000 a year. (Photo: Reuters)

Number seven: Management Information Systems and Statistics - Management Information Systems and Statistics majors make around $56,000 a year.

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Number seven: Management Information Systems and Statistics - Management Information Systems and Statistics majors make around $56,000 a year.

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Number six: Nursing  - Nursing is the most popular health major. Seventy-six percent of individuals with nursing degrees do not obtain a graduate degree and make approximately $60,000 a year. (Photo: Reuters)

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 Number five: General Engineering   - The median earnings for Whites with a General Engineering degree is $76,000; for Blacks the median is $60,000. (Photo: Reuters)

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 Number five: General Engineering   - The median earnings for Whites with a General Engineering degree is $76,000; for Blacks the median is $60,000. (Photo: Reuters)

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Number four: Computer Science   - Although only six percent of African-Americans major in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Computer Science graduates make about $61,000 a year. (Photo: Reuters)

Number three:  Information Sciences    - African-Americans with an Information Science degree make on average $65,000 a year.(Photo: Reuters)

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Number three:  Information Sciences    - African-Americans with an Information Science degree make on average $65,000 a year.(Photo: Reuters)

Number two: Mechanical Engineering  - Mechanical Engineering has one of the highest percentages (94%) of male concentrators. African-Americans with this major make about $65,000 a year. 

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Number two: Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering has one of the highest percentages (94%) of male concentrators. African-Americans with this major make about $65,000 a year. 

Number one: Electrical Engineering - The number one highest earning degree for African-Americans is Electrical Engineering. Ninetypercent of those with an Electrical Engineering degree are men. On average, Electrical Engineering graduates earn $68,000 a year. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Number one: Electrical Engineering - The number one highest earning degree for African-Americans is Electrical Engineering. Ninetypercent of those with an Electrical Engineering degree are men. On average, Electrical Engineering graduates earn $68,000 a year. (Photo: Getty Images)