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Although women and minorities are underrepresented in #STEM, the #paygap between these workers who persist and their White, male counterparts is smaller in STEM than in any other occupation. Learn more: #wagegap

Is the US producing enough STEM workers to compete successfully in the global economy? Explore our findings:

“We know that over the long term, the combination of specific and general education you get in a bachelor’s degree is more valuable than specific education alone in any particular field,” says Dr. Carnevale. Read more: @USNews

Even without a bachelor’s degree in STEM, classes and other programs can help you update your skill set and boost your employability in that field. Read more: @CNBC

A bachelor’s degree is the “gold standard” for education, as well as for a career, because it combines specific and general education. Read more: @USNews

.@sharon_epperson and @jdickler explain how 80% of employers value soft skills as much or more than hard skills when hiring. Read more here: @CNBC

Over their lifetimes, workers with degrees in STEM earn more than workers who studied any other field, even if they work in non-STEM occupations. Learn more here:

Learn how to build your resume by fostering soft skills and developing a STEM skillset. Read more from @CNBC:

STEM majors have the potential to earn $500K more than non-STEM majors over a lifetime. Learn more:

Five Reasons Why Free College Doesn’t Make the Grade

In this Forbes article, Michael Horn makes a case against recent free college proposals. Horn explains why the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” has played a role in the free college debate.


The Hispanic Vote: Moving Beyond the Campaign Trail

In this op-ed for The Hill, Rachel Schmidtke writes about what political candidates can do to attract Hispanic voters in 2020. Schmidtke cites the CEW report “Latino Education and Economic Progress” to explain why Hispanics have not made significant progress in educational attainment.


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

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor