In 2017, 47.1% of college graduates in the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported a science and engineering or related field as their college major. This ranked Tucson third out of 12 comparable western MSAs. Choice of college major can have a profound impact on employability and earning potential throughout the course of one’s career. The distribution of college majors in a region can also affect location decisions of firms eager to capitalize on a talented and diverse workforce. Recent reports have found higher rates of full-time, year-round employment among science and engineering or related majors.