New Report Highlights Popular Community College Majors

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Transportation and law enforcement majors are seeing declining enrollments at America’s community colleges, while history and math programs remain popular among students at two-year schools.

Those findings are included in a new report released this week by the National Student Clearinghouse.

This is the first time that the organization’s biannual enrollment report, which uses data from fall 2016, has included information about majors at two-year institutions, notes a recent Community College Daily article.

According to the report:

Top majors (by percentage) at two-year institutions

  • History (9.6 percent)
  • Architecture and related services (9.4 percent)
  • Mathematics and statistics (8.3 percent)
  • Psychology (8.2 percent)
  • Biological and biomedical sciences (8 percent)

Top majors (by percentage) losing enrollment at two-year institutions

  • Transportation and materials moving (-14.8 percent)
  • Legal professions and studies (-8.7 percent)
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services (-7.6 percent)
  • Public administration and social service professions (-5.6 percent)
  • Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields (-5.3 percent)

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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