Associates degrees in the liberal arts have doubled since 2000

Associates degrees in the liberal arts have doubled since 2000.

Reported by Education Dive, a new study from the Community College Research Center shows that contrary to the assumed death of the liberal arts, more and more students are choosing associates degrees in the humanities. And this could prove great for employers claiming that our graduates possess a lack of social literacy and communication skills. The problem is, most employers looking to hire 2-year degree graduates are specifically looking for technical skills.

The takeaway? It will forever be a moving target – creating degree programs our students, faculty and employers are all equally excited about. But how can we better serve all three audiences by bringing them all to the table when designing our degree programs to make sure we find a happy, employable medium?

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.