24 Sep '11, 4am

Graduate School Enrollment Down For First Time in 7 Years | Care2 Causes

Graduate School Enrollment Down For First Time in 7 Years | Care2 Causes

Even as students are hearing that a a masters degree is the new bachelors , enrollment in graduate school has fallen for the first time in seven years . On Thursday, the Council of Graduate Schools issued a new report, Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2000 to 2010 , which found that graduate school enrollment in the fall of 2010 dipped slightly but significantly, by 1.1 percent. In contrast, graduate school enrollment had increased by 5.5 percent in the fall of 2009 while applications to American graduate schools for entrance in the fall of 2010 actually increased by 8.4 percent in 2010. The dip in enrollment is surprising as “historically, an economic downturn drives up the number of first-time graduate students as they seek advanced degrees to upgrade their skills to get an edge in the job market,” says the Chronicle of Higher Education . Debra W. Stewart, the president ...

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