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America’s Fastest Growing College Degrees

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Among the recent findings that the number of computer and IT degrees completed in the U.S. have declined over the last 10 years, new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (EMSI) reveals that, by contrast, many in demand degrees have grown in completion rates during the same period. Below, are the five U.S. degrees that are growing the fastest:

  • Health Professions: 288,194 more degrees in 2012 than 2003, a 112 percent increase
  • Engineering: 37,138 more degrees in 2012 than 2003, a 37 percent increase
  • Education: 52,391 more degrees in 2012 than 2003, an 18 percent increase
  • Business, Management and Marketing: 176,972 more degrees in 2012 than 2003, a 33 percent increase
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities: 124,681 more degrees in 2012 than 2003, a 47 percent increase

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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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