This Week in the Industry: More Students are Choosing STEM

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By Robert

Want to stay up with the latest news in the industry? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered some of the latest buzz to share with you. Check out this past week’s noteworthy stories below.

Study Finds Increased STEM Enrollment Since the Recession. An Inside Higher Ed study shows that the percentage of freshman planning on majoring in STEM increased from 21.1 percent in 2007 to 28.2 percent in 2011. Will the percentage keep trending upwards, and what does this trend mean for higher education?

2014 Third Annual ACUTA/NACUBO/ACUHO-I State of ResNet Report. For the third year, this study targets all higher education institutions in the United States with on-campus residential housing, focusing on IT and business issues affecting the residential student network. Are this year’s results different from last year’s results?

ITC 2013 Distance Education Survey Results. The ITC results confirm two major trends:  online enrollment has continued to be the predominant source of enrollment growth in higher education during the past nine years, and the growth in online enrollment continues to slow.

This week’s industry news offers some interesting results and reports on the past, present, and future. Make sure to come back every other week for more industry news, and feel free to let us know what type of industry news you’d like to learn more about!



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Robert is a left-handed person living in a right-handed world. He is showing English majors that it is possible to get a job in the “real world” with an English degree. He likes giant carrots.


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