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51% Of Americans Think Public Colleges Should Stop Offering Degrees That Lead To Low-Paying Jobs

• by Tyler Durden

For example, last year, the University of Alaska cut programs including sociology, creative writing, and environmental science.

Since many of the degree programs on the chopping block are within the liberal arts, which stereotypically do not lead to high-paying careers, we wanted to find out if Americans agree that low-paying degree programs should be eliminated.

Our survey of 1,500 respondents revealed that:

51% of Americans agree that public colleges should stop offering degree programs that lead to low-paying jobs

4 in 10 say students in programs that lead to low-paying jobs shouldn't qualify for federal financial aid

Gender studies, art history, religious studies, and ethnic studies are among the degree programs Americans would most like to see eliminated