U.S. students' enthusiasm for petroleum degrees busts with oil boom
October 5, 2015
Grand Fork Herald- NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enrollment in U.S. petroleum engineering degree
programs fell for the first time in 13 years this fall, as an oil industry slump makes
college students wary of entering the boom and bust world of oil and gas.
"The students who haven't made a long term commitment yet are making a change based
on what they are seeing," said Lloyd Heinze, professor of petroleum engineering at
Texas Tech University, who compiled the data.
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