Research + News | Topic: Liberal Arts

Party Schools

David Horowitz zeros in on the indoctrination of students by ideologues. Read the article here.

Liberal Arts Majors and Employment

AACUThe Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) released a report “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment” that investigates the earnings and long-term career paths for college graduates with different undergraduate majors.

From the press release:

“Responding to concerns about whether college is still worth it and whether liberal arts majors (humanities, arts, and social sciences) provide a solid foundation for long-term employment and career success, the report compares earnings trajectories and career pathways for liberal arts majors with the earnings trajectories and career pathways for those majoring in science and mathematics, engineering, and professional or preprofessional fields like business or education…

The report argues that ‘whatever undergraduate major they may choose, students who pursue their major within the context of a broad liberal education substantially increase their likelihood of achieving long-term professional success.'”

Read the full press release here.

Download a FREE brochure (.pdf) here: “Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight

More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

The Association of American Colleges and Universities released a report summarizing the findings of a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders. The survey reveals that 74 percent of business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a twenty-first century liberal education to a young person they know in order to prepare for long-term professional success in today’s global economy. Another key finding is that nearly all employers surveyed (93 percent) say that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate’s] undergraduate major.”

Read the press release here.

Download the full report (.pdf) here.