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Study finds that fewer students are enrolling in history courses

The number of undergraduates enrolled in history courses declined by almost 8 percent from the 2012-2013 to 2014-2015 academic years, according to a survey by the American Historical Association.

Three out of four of the 123 departments experienced drop-offs in enrollment, and the decline in enrollment was steeper at public institutions than at private. Fifty-five departments experienced declines of 10 percent or higher. More than 40 percent of departments said their faculty were not very active in recruiting students.