More Students are Applying to University
In this flagging economy, record numbers of students are applying for colleges all over the world. In 2008, the number of full time students rose by
over ten percent over the previous year and this year the percentages are even higher. Many students are applying at overseas colleges both in the
United States and in the United Kingdom. Female applicants rose by almost double what male applicants rose to and the largest percentage rise
happened in the mature students sector. This sector includes anyone over the age of 25.
The percentages for 2009 are expected to continue to rise as young students try to build their ability to get a job in the changing workplace. Joining
these young students both coming out of high school and leaving the job market to rejoin school,l are the older students who have lost their career and
are going back to school in order to learn new skills to start a new career.
Many of the sciences are seeing a rise in student applications, chemists are on the rise and students looking to get into the energy field. Physics and
Biology are also showing a growth period. People are seeing more and more worth in higher education as an investment in their futures. Even families
that are lower income are registering their teen-agers fresh out of high school. These students that before might not have had a chance to explore their
potential and their talent are being registered due to the state of the economy and the family's wishes to give them a better chance at making it in the
Colleges and Universities also attribute their rises in registration to their aggressive marketing schedules that they have recently undertaken. This
marketing is done through many different medias including television and internet. With these medias the colleges and universities are able to tout
what their school can do for it's students and invite them to see for themselves through visitations to the schools and talks with the schools advisory
One thing is for certain, as