When it comes to income, some college majors are treated better than others.
MarketWatch staffer Jillian Berman looks at an exhaustive analysis from the Economic Policy Institute called "The Class of 2016," which looks at the job prospects of both high school and college grads by gender and race. Berman notes that the report concludes that black and female college graduates may find the labor market tougher to navigate than their white male peers, the report indicates. She writes:
[There's] evidence that black job seekers face discrimination in the labor market, such as research, which shows that job applicants with names that people may associate with black job seekers like Lakisha and Jamal are less likely to get call backs than applicants with names like Emily and Greg.
Young women with college degrees are also at a disadvantage when they come out of school, EPI’s data indicate. College educated women aged 21 to 24 earned $16.58 on average in the 12 months leading up to February 2016, EPI found. Their male colleagues were taking home $20.94 an hour.