The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights findings in a recent Academy of Arts and Sciences report that challenge the images of the humanities in decline. While the number of humanities degrees awarded declined over the span of the recent financial crisis, the report notes signs of strength across an array of indicators. These include high school AP exam participation, community college course enrollment, and the number of second majors in humanities fields (about 25% in 2013).
See links to the Chronicle article and the AAS report below.*