College grads face improving job prospects

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The annual job outlook for new college graduates is modestly optimistic, according to a new survey of employers by Career Builder.

67% of companies plan to hire at least one recent graduate; 37% expect to pay those grads more than they did last year; and 27% of employers will pay salaries of $50,000 a year or more.

Graduates with the best prospects of immediate employment are those who majored in business, information technology, engineering or math and statistics.