The most wonderful time of the year is here – a time for friends, family, and being thankful. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and catch up on some good reading. We picked out ten articles on academic program evaluation that you don’t want to miss.
Declining enrollment is an issue facing community colleges across the country. According to data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, total enrollment in associate programs fell 10% year-over-year. We took a closer look at the enrollment data, both geographically and programmatically, and it turns out, it’s not all bad news.
While large programs continue to be popular among bachelor’s students, some smaller programs are experiencing healthy gains in the number of students enrolled. We analyzed Spring 2021 to 2022 enrollment data to identify bachelor’s programs with the largest gains in the number of students enrolled and those with the largest declines.
In Spring 2022, three of the 10 bachelor’s programs with the fastest-growing enrollment were in the arts. Cinematography is highlighted as one of the fastest-growing visual and performing arts programs in enrollment for both the bachelor’s and master’s award levels.
Learn what is happening behind the scenes.
Spring enrollment for visual and performing arts made a comeback this year, but the recovery and growth for bachelor’s and master’s programs look different. Here are the top ten programs for each.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse data, enrollment in master’s programs has grown year-over-year, but on closer examination, the data is a bit more nuanced. Enrollment trends vary across programs, so it is important to look beyond national trends and dig into data specific to your market.