The military in the United States has seen a huge influx of service members over the past 6 and 7 years and these service members are qualifying for educational assistance with the GI bill and other programs to pay for their higher education after they leave the military.
A variety of pundits are saying the global recession (or the great recession as many are calling it) is officially over. However, while the massive job layoffs and corporate downsizing might be coming to an end or slowing, few firms are actually adding jobs and real incomes continue to be down. Many firms and governmental authorities might want you to believe the recession is officially over but we all know the truth.
The New York Times points out that college degrees and the schools that offer them are now attempting to make these degree more relevant to the workplace. Students are more concerned about their employment prospects now than at any time in the past and this is a critical shift in college student mindset.