Texas Tech University

U.S. students' enthusiasm for petroleum degrees busts with oil boom

Grand Forks Herald

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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