According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in Fall 2012, 21.6 million students started attending American colleges and universities.

Students want to have a competitive edge against their classmates. Most college students are attracted to a strong, rigorous college course load. College offers students many academic opportunities to explore existing passions and interests but what is the most talked about college course in the media? Using the premier online research tool, HighBeam Research, we researched the word “college course” over the past year to determine popularity in the media. 

College Core Subject

Media Mentions

Science

76,195

Arts

51,664

History

41,497

Writing

17,178

Language

14,494

Mathematics

10,500

national survey conducted for ACTA found that 70% of American colleges and universities should require all students take basic classes in core subjects. The most talked about college course in the media is Science with 76,195 mentions, far surpassing Mathematics with 10,500 mentions. 

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