I agree with Florentin. While it's great that college can open up a student's mind to new possibilities, the unfortunate truth is that Arts and Humanities students have a much harder time finding employment after college compared to nearly every other major.
With the skyrocketing cost of tuition, students have to take out more loans to finance their education. It makes sense that they would take classes and majors that will make it easier to pay those loans back after graduation.
I have noticed announcements in educational journals that enrollments in programs like Philosophy or German are definitely down. Down to point of considering getting ready of the major. If my memory serves me correctly, there was a Historical Black College that recently got rid of its German major.