Inside Higher Ed reports that according to a recent study by the Council of Graduate Schools, total graduate enrollment in the United States has increased by 3%. More interesting than the fairly typical across-the-board increase are the varying increases by demographic groups and field of study. Here are some highlights:
- Health sciences saw the largest increase: 9%.
- Education saw the second largest increase at 5%.
- Humanities saw no changes in enrollment.
- Business and Education both saw a 1% decrease.
- Enrollments of non-U.S. citizens increased more than that of U.S. citizens (up 7% vs. up 3%).
Only time will tell how the current economic downturn will affect future enrollment changes. Based on previous downturns, enrollments may increase at even higher rates this upcoming year, as college graduates face tighter job markets.
For more info, please read the article from Inside Higher Ed.