And this was a paragraph I think they should show all high school students about how much to limit their borrowing based on their major:
The highest-earning BAs are engineering and computer science students, who pulled down starting salaries of around $50,000 in 2006. According to my calculations, applying the affordability benchmarks used by the PIRGs in their study, these lucky ones can afford to borrow up to $45,000 a year in federal student loans. Liberal arts grads, by contrast, earn just over $30,000 in the first year out of school. If that's your bent, it would be prudent to borrow no more than $16,000.