Issue Brief Outlines Strategies to Address “Stranded” Credits

As postsecondary attainment is increasingly tied to economic and workforce development, a new issue brief by Sarah Pingel of Ithaka S+R discusses strategies for institutions and states to better address stranded credits, or academic credits that students have earned but cannot access because they have an unpaid balance at another institution.

The Return on Investment for Business Degrees

A degree in business is one of the most popular choices at all levels—associates, bachelor’s, and master’s. A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce utilized College Scorecard data as of March 1, 2022 to investigate returns on investments on business degrees for over 1,700 institutions, from program choice to post-grad occupation.

New Reports Examine Pathways to a Good Job Among Today’s Young Adults

The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University recently released two reports in a series on the delayed transition to a “good job” among young adults. A good job was defined as a job paying “at least $35,000 per year and $57,000 at the median for young workers (ages 25 to 35) nationwide, with adjustments based on cost-of-living differences among states.”

U.S. Strategic Innovative Competition: Why Inclusivity Is Important to STEM Success

Two new reports offer insights into recent legislative efforts that could impact science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and equity.

New Report Examines Demand for Degree Programs

EducationDynamics recently released the 2022 edition of its annual report on the demand for degree programs among college students and the labor market. The report analyzed over 3,000 degree and certificate programs offered by more than 300 accredited colleges and universities across the country.

What Is the Return on Investment for Higher Education?

The Bipartisan Policy Center has released a new report on the return on investment (ROI) for higher education institutions. Expanding on the prior studies, this report estimated ROIs for 3,349 higher institutions in the United States, by comparing students’ earnings after graduation—their college earning premium—and the costs of attending that institution.

How Are Universities Responding to the Changing U.S. Workforce?

A recent report from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities examines the importance of innovative partnerships and new approaches to education—opening the door for upward social mobility, increased income, and opportunities for advancement in the workforce for all students.

New Report Finds That More Education Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Higher Earnings

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently released a report demonstrating more education does not always mean higher earnings for graduates.

Bringing Jobs and Workers Together in the New Skills Economy

Bridging the disconnect between learners and employers requires a new approach to help open opportunities for people who have historically been underserved by the current system. Can blockchain help fill these gaps?

CUPA-HR Faculty Survey Captures Impact of COVID-19

CUPA-HR released a new report that provides insight into faculty by instructional program, tenure type, and rank.

Employers Share Insight on Workforce Preparation and Valued Experiences

In partnership with Hanover Research, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) fielded a survey to executives and hiring managers, capturing their perspectives on workforce preparedness and experiences valued for hiring decisions.

Noncredit Learners Comprised One-Third of Community College Enrollees

An early review of workforce programs across 127 community colleges reports that 28 percent of students enrolled in 2019 were noncredit learners taking coursework to meet industry needs.