The Diversity of Master’s Degree Programs

Master’s degree programs have become more diverse than ever.

Reported by Education Dive, the number of distinct master’s fields granting more than 100 degrees a year has doubled from 289 to 514 between 1995 and 2017.

And as master’s degrees become the new bachelor’s for career growth purposes, many institutions are doubling down on these advanced degrees to drive enrollment growth.

The takeaway? Although master’s programs require less credits than undergraduate programs, with higher net tuition and student persistence, does the ROI make more sense for your institution, and is that where you should focus your program expansion?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.