The American Association of Arts and Sciences recently issued a report card on the Humanities. Despite a rash of reports by the popular press on our state of “crisis”, the AAAS points to some positive news, including:
-84% of humanities majors are satisfied with their choice of major
-humanities majors are more widely distributed throughout the economic sectors than any other major
-the number of majors in the humanities as grown increasingly since the late 1980s
-between 2000-’09 humanities majors scored higher on the GMAT than business majors (!)
and so on.
See the infographic of the report here: http://www.humanitiesindicators.org/binaries/hum_report_card.pdf