Bachelor’s degree

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Post-secondary Education in US – The academic-dominated approach is not working

The academic-dominated approach is not working, especially for economically disadvantaged students. Of this group, about 20 percent of teenagers don’t graduate from high school at all. Of those who do graduate, about half matriculate to some form of college. But many are not ready: two-thirds of low-income students at community colleges start in remedial classes. … Continue reading

Credential Inflation – An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree

An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree. This credential inflation, or “upcredentialing” is affecting a wide range of jobs from executive assistants to construction supervisors and has serious implications both for workers not seeking a college degree and for employers … Continue reading

A Degree in US – Was worth $272,693, on average, in 2013 study finds

A study released on Tuesday by two researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concludes the opposite is true: The value of a bachelor’s degree is near an all-time high. The researchers, Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, found that despite some “alarming trends,” a bachelor’s degree for a 2013 graduate was worth $272,693, … Continue reading

2007-08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients In US – 7 percent were unemployed and 8 percent were out of the labor force

The report Baccalaureate and Beyond:A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On published by the National Center for Education Statistics,  the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education presents initial findings about the employment outcomes of bachelor’s degree recipients approximately 4 years after they completed their … Continue reading

US – 74 percent of STEM grads are not employed in STEM occupations finds Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers … Continue reading

Canada / Men who had obtained a bachelor’s degree by 1991 had earned $732,000 more than those whose education ended at a high school diploma, women$ 448,000

A new study that followed a group of men and women for two decades reports that over the study period, men who had obtained a bachelor’s degree by 1991 had earned, on average, $732,000 more than those whose education ended at a high school diploma. For women, the difference between the two groups was $448,000. Using longitudinal tax … Continue reading

US / The New College Grads Job Market In 3 Graphs

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, bachelor’s degree holders between the ages of 20 and 24 saw average unemployment more than double from 2007 through 2011. But by 2012, it was falling quickly, back to within about a point of where it was at the turn of the century, when times weren’t exactly … Continue reading

US / Associate’s degree out-earn bachelor’s degree holders

Berevan Omer graduated on a Friday in February with an associate’s degree from Nashville State Community College and started work the following Monday as a computer-networking engineer at a local television station, making about $50,000 a year. That’s 15% higher than the average starting salary for graduates — not only from community colleges, but for … Continue reading

Over-educated / College Degree Required

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job. Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the … Continue reading

US / Almost half of employed college graduates are in jobs requiring less than college education

“Political leaders, prominent foundations, and college presidents have argued that the nation must increase the proportion of adults with college degrees in order for America to remain competitive in the global economy” write Richard Vedder, Christopher Denhart, and Jonathan Robe in Why Are Recent College Graduates Underemployed? University Enrollments and Labor-Market Realities (Adapted quotes to follow). Supporting those … Continue reading

Bachelor’s Degree in US

Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Tops 30 Percent for the First Time In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. Those With Bachelor’s Degrees Weathered Recession Better People with a bachelor’s degree had lower rates of … Continue reading

Education Gap – Chicago – 3.5 job openings for every unemployed worker with a bachelor’s degree or higher

A just-released report from the Brookings Institution rated Chicago and other cities by how well job openings line up with workers’ education. Like most big cities, Chicago has a larger share of available jobs that require higher education — a bachelor’s degree or more — than job seekers who hold those degrees. There are 3.5 … Continue reading

63% of “Generation Y” have a bachelor’s degree while jobs taken don’t require one

After four years of college, many graduates are ending up in jobs that only require the ability to operate a cash register with a smile. After commencement, a growing number young people say they have no choice but to take low-skilled jobs, according to a survey released this week. And while 63% of “Generation Y” workers — those … Continue reading

Postsecondary Education and Training Matter

  After suffering the largest share of job losses in the recession, Americans with no more than a high school education have continued to lose jobs during the sputtering recovery while better-educated people have gained millions of jobs, according to a Georgetown University study Over nearly five years of financial turmoil, Americans across a broad … Continue reading

Colleges Majors With Low Unemployment – Yahoo! Education

if you’re thinking of going back to school, here are some degrees you may want to consider. Degree #1 – Health Care Administration Degree #2 – Criminal Justice Degree #3 – Accounting Degree #4 – Marketing and Communications Degree #5 – Information Technology (IT). Source: Read More @ Colleges Majors With Low Unemployment – Yahoo! Education.

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