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Webinar Recording

Watch the recording of our webinar, “What Counselors Should Know About 21st Century Competencies.” This webinar was conducted as part of our Diversity Initiative.

Who We Are

We are an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

Interactive State Map

Use our interactive map of the U.S. to view state-level research on job projections, the economic value of college majors, and sector studies on healthcare, nursing, and STEM.



Timeline Photos

In 1973, 32% of the workforce was made up of high school dropouts. This number has significantly dropped. By 2018, only 10% of jobs will be available..

18 hours ago

Two high-poverty schools chase better graduation rates

While high school graduation rates in the US are at an all-time high, many high school students living in poverty struggle to graduate and see..

2 days ago

Join @MellonFdn and panelists for a conversation on #diversity at their book launch event tonight. Sign up now:

How do #colleges stack up in terms of payoff for students? @melissakorn reports: @WSJ #highered

Average earnings in 2014 were about $10K greater for those with hs degrees than for those without. @apmreports:

Looking for bilingual information on #college majors and earnings among #Hispanics?…

#Education is a gateway to further training and greater earnings potential. RT if you agree! #CEWprojections

Occupation growth drives demand for postsecondary #edu. Learn more: #CEWprojections

UWGB rally focuses on student debt

In this Green Bay Press-Gazette article, part of the USA Today Network, Nathan Phelps writes about exploring the costs of college. He references our Recovery report in his article.


Obama’s Trojan Horse

This article written by our director, Anthony Carnevale, discusses higher education under the Obama administration and highlights the need to increase the economic relevance of a college degree.


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

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor