California Dashboard Provides Data on College Opportunity, Employment, and Quality of Life

A new dashboard and accompanying report from California Competes highlights data on college access, employment, and prosperity indicators, which include cost of rent, student debt, commute times, and business deserts.

Coupling Workforce Competencies and the Curriculum

Shifts in economic and workforce needs have resulted in lower demand for physical competencies and greater demand for cognitive competencies across occupations, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Graduates’ First-Year Earnings and Debt Vary by Degree Program and Educational Attainment

Researchers at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce examined earnings and federal student loan debt across 37,000 college majors in 4,400 colleges. Their findings reiterate differences in first-year earnings and debt amounts across programs, institutions, and education levels.

Learner Records: If You Build It, Will They Use It?

There’s promising evidence that easier connections across higher education and work—especially innovations that allow learners to completely unbundle education—can improve economic mobility and equity in outcomes.

Public Perceptions of Education and Work in the Wake of COVID-19

Since April 1, Strada Education Network conducted a weekly national survey to capture the impact of COVID-19 on Americans’ lives, work, and education.

Examining the Disparities in High School Diplomas

Using New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data, a policy brief published by the New York Equity Coalition examines how the use of alternative “4+1” diploma pathways may lead to disparities in students’ access to advanced opportunities.

Nearly Half of U.S. States Allow Community Colleges to Offer Bachelors Degree Programs

A recent policy brief from the Education Commission of the States studies the recent growth of community college bachelor’s degree programs.

Why do Black College Graduates Have a Lower Homeownership Rate?

The Urban Institute released a study examining the gap in homeownership rates between Black and White communities in the United States.

Access and Equity Gaps in Educational and Job Training for Incarcerated Adults

A recent study by New America reveals considerable equity gaps in access to postsecondary education and job training programs for incarcerated adults.

The Impact of Major on Earnings for Associate Degree Holders

A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analyzes student participation and labor-market outcomes for associate degree and certificate recipients.

Strategies for Attracting International Students

Recent demographic, economic, and political changes, especially in the U.S. relationship with China, has raised the need for educators to rethink strategies for attracting international students.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Education: Eliminating the Dead End

When it comes to transfer, mobility, and equity, do traditional community college pathways hinder a student’s prospects? Mark M. D’Amico looks at what we can do to get around the hurdles.