How has economic anxiety affected students at liberal arts colleges, where almost none of the students can major in something that could be directly linked to an after-graduation job?
Here’s an indication:
Last year, at my session for freshmen pre-meds, I had 70 attendees; 38 for pre-law. This year, I had more than 120 freshmen for each.
Normally, only about a third who start off pre-med end up sticking with it. Will that number increase now?
I wonder if this a reflection of student anxiety, or parental anxiety? Or perhaps this represents a genuine shift in interest, what with health care so much in the news, and with two very impressive lawyers living in the White House.