Is Your College Major Limiting How Much House You Can Buy?

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Not all college majors are created equal when it comes to achieving the American Dream of buying a home. According to the data team at, your college major actually plays a big role in predicting how much house you’ll be able to afford once you’re ready to settle down. Of the nation’s 10 most popular majors, mechanical engineers are poised to afford the most house with a max price of $452,000. Social workers, on the other hand, are only able to afford half that amount with a max home price of $202,000.

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