Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges


Approximately 90% of community colleges offer courses in philosophy, and those courses are taken by roughly 255,000 to 275,000 students per term, or about 4% of the enrolled students, according to recent research by Humanities Indicators (HI).

Focusing on data from Fall of 2015, HI also found that around 5,000 faculty teach philosophy courses at community colleges.

from “Survey on Humanities in Community Colleges” by Humanities Indicators

Also, 4-7% of the students enrolled in philosophy courses at community colleges were dually enrolled high school students.

from “Survey on Humanities in Community Colleges” by Humanities Indicators

The research was published as part of HI’s Survey on Humanities in Community Colleges. Humanities Indicators is a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Thanks to Robert B. Townsend, Director of the Washington Office of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, for sharing this information.


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