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100 colleges where applications are on the rise

Stacker Logo By Ben Wittstein of Stacker | Slide 1 of 101: America’s workforce is in a continual state of flux, as previously booming industries lose traction in favor of burgeoning ones. Following suit, prospective college students may seek academic coursework at particular universities that could lead them to a career in one of the more rapidly growing fields.While some top schools around the globe boast leading programs in a variety of subject matters to choose from, there are a handful of schools that specialize in certain disciplines, attracting more students each year as the fields to which they correspond continue to grow. With total college enrollment at nearly 20 million and growing annually, it stands to reason the number of applicants are also rising across the country, though certain schools are seeing application numbers multiply much faster than others.Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Stacker listed the 100 colleges where applications are rising the fastest. The NCES data covers college applications and admissions between the years 2007 and 2016, and Stacker looked at schools with data present for each of these years; and at least 100 applications in 2016. The colleges are ranked according to the total percent increase in applications over the course of the decade.Read on to see which institutions of higher learning are growing popular at the fastest rates. RELATED: 50 best value colleges for 2018

100 colleges where applications are on the rise

America’s workforce is in a continual state of flux, as previously booming industries lose traction in favor of burgeoning ones. Following suit, prospective college students may seek academic coursework at particular universities that could lead them to a career in one of the more rapidly growing fields.

While some top schools around the globe boast leading programs in a variety of subject matters to choose from, there are a handful of schools that specialize in certain disciplines, attracting more students each year as the fields to which they correspond continue to grow. With total college enrollment at nearly 20 million and growing annually, it stands to reason the number of applicants are also rising across the country, though certain schools are seeing application numbers multiply much faster than others.

Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Stacker listed the 100 colleges where applications are rising the fastest. The NCES data covers college applications and admissions between the years 2007 and 2016, and Stacker looked at schools with data present for each of these years; and at least 100 applications in 2016. The colleges are ranked according to the total percent increase in applications over the course of the decade.

Click or swipe through to see which institutions of higher learning are growing popular at the fastest rates.

RELATED: 50 best value colleges for 2018

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