Campus News

Some minority students see gains in the humanities; overall numbers down

While overall bachelor’s degrees in the humanities have declined, the number of Latino students earning those degrees has increased. The analysis by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences found these gains did not extend to doctoral degrees awarded, which have declined overall.

Inside Higher Ed reported that the current gains could lead to more doctorates earned by minorities, although students earning undergraduate degrees in humanities rarely stay on to earn doctoral degrees, and if they do, it would likely take eight or more years to see the turnaround.