Number Of Liberal Arts Colleges Declines by 39%

A new article in Liberal Education looks at what happened in the 20 years after David W. Breneman asked in a much discussed article “Are We Losing Our Liberal Arts Colleges?”  For the current article, three authors checked up on the 212 institutions and found that today, only 130 of them meet the criteria Breneman used for liberal arts colleges — a decline of 39 percent.

2 comments on “Number Of Liberal Arts Colleges Declines by 39%”

  1. Hi
    I am trying to discover whether current economic conditions either encourage or discourage the maintenance of liberal arts colleges. Has capitalism been user friendly to the liberal arts?

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