Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
The Internet research result of the Kyoto University, and the Doshisha University etc. showed that the average annual salary income of science course faculty university graduates earned one million yen more than the liberal arts course faculty graduates, the earning difference increased as their age went up.
The special duty professor Kazuo Nishimura of Kyoto University Economic Research Institute supposed that ｢The liberal arts course graduates had high profit was part of the theory though, the result was different. One reason is that those from science course by acquiring the technology are able to choose a wider range of occupations. ｣
It operated in June, 2008 by the private research company Monitor by the method of receiving answers from the university graduates. The reply from graduates of over 100 national public and private universities aged between 20s to 60s totaling 1632 people (988 liberal course people, 644 science course people) were analysed and the result was that the average annual salary of science course was 6.81 million yen, greatly exceeded the liberal arts course of 5.83 million yen.
If to see it according to age, at the point in time at the age of 25, the liberal arts course was 3.06 million yen and the science course was 3.66 million yen, there was a difference of 600,000 yen, at 60 years old the liberal arts course was 7.2 million yen while the science course was 8.88 million yen, the difference had extended to 1.68 million yen. When dividing the entrance difficulty into three stages according to the deviation value to see it, the difficulty in science course exceeded the liberal arts course in all stages.
It was announced after finishing the analysis of results and the completion of the thesis. According to special duty professor Nishimura , it had been said many years ago that the graduates of one university had been investigated, and the research result was that "The liberal arts course graduate lifetime income is about 50 million yen higher", now that had been put out.
It seems that the present survey is more reliable than the one done many years ago.