Growth in Humanities Enrollments Was Slow in 80's

Washington, D.C. -- The proportion of students enrolling in humanities courses at two- and four-year colleges has increased only slightly since 1980, according to a report released last week by the National Endowment for the Humanities. But in an unexpected development, the endowment found that the greatest growth in humanities-course enrollments was at community colleges.

The report came one year after Lynne V. Cheney, chairman of the NEH, issued a report urging colleges to revise