Recent data indicate that more college students are following the money. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that the number of students enrolled in an engineering major jumped 4% between 2015 and 2016, according to an article from MarketWatch. At the same time, the group’s research reportedly revealed that the number of students majoring in history and English dropped 3% alongside a drop of 6.1% in students majoring in foreign languages, literature and linguistics.
The numbers seem to support the idea that college students are responding to public concern about the value of a college degree, according to Jason DeWitt, a research manager at National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and author of the report. The median annual income for engineering majors was reportedly $83,000 in 2013, according to Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
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