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The humanities keep declining: the case of history

What will happen to the academic humanities?  What do present day trends suggest? A new report from the American Historical Association gives us some insights, with a focus on one discipline. To begin with, the report assembles data on majors through … Continue reading

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American graduate school enrollment: a new decline, driven by international students

In 2017 the number of graduate students enrolled in American universities declined, as compared with 2016 numbers.  That’s the finding of a new Council of Graduate Schools study by Hironao Okahana and Enyu Zhou, which I’d like to break down in … Continue reading

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Two useful charts for the future of education: jobs and students

This is another post in my series of “I’ve found several interesting nuggets and want to share them.” ITEM: Burning Glass published a take on different careers in terms of demand.  The idea was “to map both supply (using federal … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declined. Again.

The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this spring, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Here I’ll break down the results, then comment on their significance. The total number of enrolled students … Continue reading

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International students decline, and so do American university budgets

A slowdown in the number of international students heading to American colleges and universities has started putting pressure on those campuses while surprising none of my readers, according to the New York Times.  All right, the Times didn’t assess your … Continue reading

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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Which majors are undergraduates preferring in American higher education these days?  Not the humanities, according to a new study from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). Actually, there’s useful stuff for all majors, but let’s start with the … Continue reading

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