Most Useless College Degree Is ...

Journalism tops the list, and advertising isn't far behind

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 1, 2011 7:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – Parents of high school seniors take note: The Daily Beast has compiled a list of the 20 most useless college degrees, based on salaries, number of jobs available, and general trend of crappiness. The losers:

  1. Journalism: Median starting salary is $35,800; percentage change in number of jobs from 2008 to 2018 is -6.32%.
  2. Horticulture: $35,000; -1.74%
  3. Agriculture: $42,300; -0.88%
  4. Advertising: $37,800; -1.71%
  5. Fashion design: $37,700; +0.81%
Click for the full list, which won't make English majors happy, either.

Journalism degrees don't pay off these days.
Journalism degrees don't pay off these days.   (Shutterstock)
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