Study Finds a College Degree Remains a Solid Investment

A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that individuals who earn a bachelor’s degrees tend to earn a substantial wage premium in the labor market over those with just a high school diploma, concluding there is no doubt about the value of a college education.

George Mason’s New Digital Technology Certification Is Preparing Today’s Grads for Tomorrow’s Economy

The new digital technology credit at George Mason University, designed with detailed guidance from several major business in the Washington area, helps ensure that graduates will have skills and extensive knowledge in fields like statistics, data visualization, and cybersecurity.

Study Finds Wealth More Advantageous Than Smarts

A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines differences in opportunity of achieving the American Dream by analyzing the academic and financial status of people at various points from kindergarten to early adulthood.

Urban Higher Education and Civic Engagement

Presidents and chancellors of urban institutions are forging local partnerships—refuting the idea that the work of colleges and universities is cut off from the larger world.

Making Higher Education Policy Work for the Untapped Workforce

Jobs for the Future recently released a new study on higher education policy can transform the postsecondary education system to better support the untapped workforce in the United States.

A Dream Pursued, A Dream Fulfilled: How a College Degree Can Transform Lives

As College Signing Day approaches, we cheer on the high school students who have decided to immediately continue on to college. And we also celebrate the millions of adults joining them, whose lives have taken various paths since graduating high school.

Report: Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?

The American Enterprise Institute investigated factors that might explain such variation in mobility rates in their latest report, “Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?” Taking a specific look at comprehensive universities, public institutions that primarily enroll students who live near the campus, AEI reveals upward mobility ranges from around 30 percent to over 70 percent at competitive schools and less selective schools.

NASPA Report Recommends Work-study Improvements to Better Prepare Students for the Workforce

A recent report from NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education draws upon existing research, practitioner interviews, campus visits, and a nationwide survey of campus administrators to take stock of the landscape of on-campus employment opportunities.

Cuyahoga Community College Brings Class on Wheels to Working Professionals

Cuyahoga Community College, also known as Tri-C, is increasing workers’ access to skills training throughout Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing sector by bringing a mobile classroom directly to the workplace.

Strada and Gallup Survey Examines College Experiences Connected to Confidence in Job Success

A recent survey of 32,000 undergraduate students conducted by Strada Education Network and Gallup looks at how college experiences affect students’ confidence in their preparedness for the job market.

New Outcomes Data on Students Who Graduated During the Great Recession

 

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a report as part of their Stats in Brief series called Four Years Later: 2007-08 College Graduates’ Employment, Debt, and Enrollment in 2012, which tracked the four-year outcomes for students who graduated with a baccalaureate degree during the 2007-08 academic year—the middle of the Great Recession.

Better Together: Higher Education and the Federal Government Explore Evidence for the Value of College Degrees

In 2017, The University of Texas System entered into a 10-year partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to create a pathway for higher education institutions and state education authorities to access critical data needed to show the value of a college degree. The result was seekUT, a web tool that provides students and families an easy way to see salaries of graduates by program of study compared to student debt.