Colleges lag in developing hot majors

Monday, October 28, 2013

The jobs of tomorrow will require an education today.

And that’s a problem.

Colleges typically don’t jump on the trendy train by creating new academic programs based on hype. Instead, institutions like FGCU opt for traditional degrees, such as education, business, health care and other career tracks with a proven history.

“Higher education in general doesn’t try to predict the market five, 10 or 15 years out,” said FGCU provost Ron Toll. “We tend to damp out any oscillations in the industries.”

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