Business is the most common academic major in the nation, representing one-fifth of all college degrees. And business ranks second among academic majors in the Washington area, but it's a distant second, representing 11 percent of the college-educated population.
Literature and languages rank third. Liberal arts and history rank fourth.
The data show "that D.C. is less business-focused than the country as a whole," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution.
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