The Number of the Day: 333,500

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In 2008, 333,500 bachelor's degrees were conferred in the field of business—the most popular of all majors.

Related Facts: In all, 1,563,000 bachelor's degrees were awarded in 2007-08. Other popular majors included social sciences and history (167,000 degrees conferred), health sciences (111,000), and education (103,000).

[Source: U.S. Department of Education. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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