Know the Facts.
Data is a key ingredient for effective advocacy
on behalf of the arts and sciences.
When defined for them, 74 percent of employers would recommend a liberal education to young people they know.iii
Countries like China, Singapore, and India are integrating the arts and sciences into their higher education models to foster more innovation.v
- British Council, “Educational Pathways of Leaders: An International Comparison,” London, United Kingdom: 2015
- Alice Ma, “You Don’t Need to Know Code to Make It in Silicon Valley,” LinkedIn Official Blog, Mountain View, CA: August 25, 2015
- AAC&U, “It Takes More Than A Major,” Washington, D.C.: 2013
- Robert Root-Bernstein et al., “Arts Fosters Scientific Success,” Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology, Vol 1, No. 2, New York, NY 2008
- Eric Abrahamson, “A Liberal Arts Education, Made in China,” The New York Times, July 3, 2012; Pericles Lews, “Asia Invests in Liberal Arts: US Higher Education Expands Abroad,” Harvard International Review, Cambridge, MA: Spring 2013
- Calculated by adding natural science and mathematics to percentages in the liberal arts from data in Kenneth C. Tsang, “From College to Graduate to Chief Executive: A Closer Look at Education and the Fortune 1000 CEOs“, NACE Journal, Bethlehem, PA: September 2014
- AAC&U and NCHEMS, “Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight,” Washington, D.C.: 2014
- National Endowment for the Humanities, “What is the NEH?” Washington, DC Accessed December 5, 2017
- Nancy Thomas et al., “Democracy Counts: A Report on U.S. College and University Student Voting,” Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Medford, MA
- George Anders, “To Earn $100,000 Or More, Roam Outside Your College Major,” Forbes, June 21, 2016