STEM Growth Amidst Overall Decline in College Enrollment

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Across the nation many higher education campuses have seen a decline in new enrollment. According to a the bi-annual report published by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the number of students enrolled in higher education has decreased to 18.8 million this fall, from 20.6 million just six years ago. Surprisingly, despite the overall “drop in enrollment, many STEM programs have seen increases”(Schaffauser).  

Careers related to science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) have been growing steadily since government initiatives promoted the STEM fields, largely, in attempt to help America remain competitive in a global market.

As such, the decision left for some students, however, is whether to pursue a major they feel passionate about or a major influenced by employment projections. In either case, a fair concern among many students, currently enrolled or looking to enroll, in higher education is how the job market will look with their chosen major upon graduation. 

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