Study: 40% of community college students take humanities classes

educationdive | March 12, 2019

About 2.8 million community college students took one or more humanities courses in the fall of 2015, according to a new report by Humanities Indicators.More than 1.7 million of those students took an English course, about 700,000 took a history course and as many as 275,000 took a philosophy course. In all, about 40% of community college students took a humanities course in 2015.Nearly half (47%) of the community college population enrolled at a transfer institution, compared to 12% of students who enrolled in a career or technical school. About 1.3 million students at transfer institutions, or about 41%, took a humanities course. Community colleges have seen massive growth in their humanities programs over the past few decades. Between 1987 and 2015, the number of liberal arts associate degrees awarded by community colleges more than tripled, from about 113,300 to 363,500, according to a previous study by the Humanities Indicators. The number of minority students pursuing humanities degrees at community colleges is also increasing, according to a separate Humanities Indicators report. About one-third (32%) of associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students in 2015, up from about 13% in 1989, the first year data was available. More minority students have been receiving associate degrees in the health and science and workforce-oriented fields as well.

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Technology developments are encouraging an increasing range of options for workplace training, allowing organisations to adapt the learning method depending on the content, audience or work environment. One approach being employed by many is the flipped learning approach to learning. This takes the traditional classroom based training and essentially flips it on its head, changing the initial focus to online delivery which is then followed up with face-to-face training sessions. There are many advantages to both the learner and the organization of employing a flipped learning approach. The infographic outlines 5 benefits for each group.

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