Applying to graduate school has become ridiculously competitive, to the point where its difficult to get in without some sort of work experience. However, there is some indication that things are only going to get worse. Click the images to enlarge.
The image is from PhD comics, but the data is pulled from legitimate sources. Will undergraduate students now look to graduate school as an alternative to entering the workforce? Will people already working return to school in order to boost their credentials? All signs point to yes. I'm not sure how this will effect the application process, but if graduate funding remains as tight as it has been for the last eight years, its going to become even more competitive as more people with more qualifications apply for a dwindling number of spaces.