A new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds while a university degree, on average, gives a $1 million boost in earnings over a lifetime compared to a high school diploma, the payoff varies widely depending on college major.
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The Aspen Institute released a report with eight papers from education experts about how labor market data can be used by educators, policymakers, and students to better inform their decisions about college and career.
April 14, 2015
Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce find that having a college degree gives workers an 80 percent wage advantage today, compared to 40 percent in 1967.
March 11, 2015
Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.
October 14, 2014
A new survey of recruiters find employers expect to hire 16 percent more graduates with bachelor's degrees in 2014-15.
May 22, 2014
With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.
February 12, 2014
A new report from the Pew Research Center shows a growing gap in wages between young adults with college degrees and those with only a high school diploma.
February 05, 2014
A new survey of students and employers reveal the high priority placed on gaining work experience in high school through internships and volunteering.
December 10, 2013
A new study shows choice of major is a greater factor in reducing the pay gap for young women than attending an elite college.
October 03, 2013
Graduates from community college can earn more than $250,000 more over their working career than high school graduates, a new AIR report finds