Source: US News
According to data from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, approximately only one out of every 20 degrees earned in the U.S. is in the humanities, and the number of degrees in the specific studies of history, English and Literature have declined by more than 20 percent each.
This has resulted in pressure on liberal arts institutions to prove their worth, essentially, as critics of the liberal arts say that students get very low-paying jobs with degrees in the humanities.
Liberal arts institutions have therefore been forced to prove their impact and to defend their high tuition rates.
Already several universities across the U.S. have proposed shutting down certain liberal arts programs, including the University of Wisconsin, which proposed the removal of 13 programs. Meanwhile, smaller liberal arts colleges are shutting down.
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