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Higher Education Responds to Changing Labor Markets

May 29, 2024


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How do higher education institutions decide what courses to offer students? Turns out, the labor market plays a role. In a recent study, the U-M Education Policy Initiative found that a 1% increase in demand for jobs in a particular field led to 1.3% greater course-taking and degrees in that field. According to the study, an institution’s responsiveness can also depend on factors like selectivity and whether it’s public or private. Read the key findings in this article from the Ford School.

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