Wibbitz - Education Post
College Students Aren't Majoring in Education Like They Used To
U.S. college students are shifting towards business and health degrees—and fewer students are entering education. Over the last five decades, education majors have shrunk significantly. In the 1970s, it was one of the most popular U.S. college majors at 21%. In 2016, only 4.4% of college students majored in education. While the most popular bachelor's degree in 2016 was business—with nearly 20% of graduates completing studies in that field. That’s up from only 13.7% in 1971. So how do we get more students into the education field?