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#Education beyond high school is essential to meet the demands of today’s economy. Learn more about our work: #CEWcelebrates10

By 2020, we project less than 15% of jobs will be for workers with less than a HS diploma.

test Twitter Media - By 2020, we project less than 15% of jobs will be for workers with less than a HS diploma.

Good jobs for associate’s degree holders have increased from 3.8M to almost 7M, while good jobs for workers with a high school education or less have fallen from 15M to 13M. Learn more: #GoodJobsData

There is consistent racial inequality in public college enrollment. Read: @insidehighered @ashasmithnews

18 out of every 100 Illinois college-age young adults are Black, but only about 9 out of every 100 Illinois selective public college freshmen are Black. Read more: @PNS_News

Florida is the only state where the proportion of #Latinos in selective public colleges is equal to the proportion of the Latinos college-age population. Read more: #CEWequity

Postsecondary #certificates are a homegrown, American invention. Learn more: #CEWemployment

The disparity in spending per student for instructional and academic support between open-access and selective public colleges continues to widen. Read: @DiverseIssues

#Apprenticeships build a pipeline of eager, loyal workers with skills completely customized to the employers’ needs. Read more: @baltimoresun

On average, men with postsecondary #certificates earn 27% more than men with only HS diplomas. #CEWemployment

Racial Inequality in College Enrollment Patterns

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Ashley Smith writes about how admissions practices and inequality in state funding are creating two separate and unequal tracks to public colleges. Smith highlights the most recent CEW report, “Our Separate and Unequal Public Colleges.”


Georgetown Researchers Find Disparities in Access to Elite Public Colleges

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Pearl Stewart writes about how elite, public four-year colleges do not represent the populations they are supposed to serve.  Stewart highlights the most recent report from CEW, “Our Separate and Unequal Public Colleges.”


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor