Pandemic leads to spike in law and medical school applications

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With so much economic uncertainty surrounding the national economy, the job market, and the workforce these days, enrollment in law schools and medical schools has seen an uptick during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, law schools experienced  a surge in applications of 32 percent over  last year. Meanwhile, undergraduate enrollment fell 4.4 percent, freshman student enrollment was down 13 percent, and community college freshman enrollment decreased by 19 percent. But the same data highlighted the fact that graduate enrollment had increased by 2.9 percent.

Medical schools, according to the Association of Medical Colleges, saw applications increase by 18 percent compared to last year. However, , there only a 2 percent increase in students taking the MCAT in 2020  compared to  last year.

Another interest fact is that law schools and business schools have seen decreases in student enrollment in recent years.

For years, Accuracy in Academia has highlighted the problems with college and graduate school bureaucracy, ranging from leftist ideological indoctrination to inflated tuition pricing and astronomical student loan debt. The pandemic exacerbated the antiquated college education system, with many colleges suffering budget shortfalls due to decreasing student enrollment figures.