College enrollments in foreign languages

U.S. college enrollments in some foreign languages in 2013 and change since 2009

(- means minus)

Spanish 790,756 -8.2%

French 197,757 -8.1%

German 86,700 -9.3%

Italian 71,825 -11.3%

Japanese 66,740 -7.8%

Chinese 61,055 +2%

Arabic 32,286 -7.5%

Latin 27,192 -16.2%

Russian 21,962 -17.9%

Korean 12,229 +44.7%

Source: Modern Language Assn.

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