For the first time since the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) began tracking offer rates for different majors in its annual Student Survey, accounting does not hold the top spot.
More than 56 percent of computer science majors who have applied for a job have received an offer, just ahead of accounting’s rate of 53.8 percent. Accounting job offers are still up 8.3 percent this year, while computer science offers are up 13.8 percent.
Economics (50.9 percent) and engineering (50 percent) round out the top four. Education, English and health care all saw marked drop-offs from last year.
This year, 41.2 percent of members of the Class of 2011 who applied for a job have received at least one offer, up 3 percent from 2010.