Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs

From robotics to cybersecurity, STEM majors are among the hottest for career-seeking college students.

Students may want to consider STEM fields, such as petroleum engineering, where job growth is expected to rise over the next few years.
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Sustainability managers in all sorts of companies and organizations look for ways to make the "institution more efficient and produce less waste and pollution. As a result they tend to save money for their organization, which is one reason why these jobs are becoming popular," says McKinney. 

In 2012, at least 17 schools added sustainability majors, including the University of South Dakota, Cornell University and Oregon State University—Cascades. 

This story is excerpted from the U.S. News "Best Colleges 2014" guidebook, which features in-depth articles, rankings and data.