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“People now need higher skill levels and should look outside the assembly line if they want to compete with robots for manufacturing jobs.” – CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl Read more:

Out of every 100 students with a bachelor’s degree, 19 graduate with a #STEM degree. But only 8 are working in STEM occupations 10 years after graduation. Learn why:

Workers with education in #STEM do not always enter a STEM occupation. Instead, many are applying these skills in other fields. Learn more about the demand for STEM skills here:

Labor market success and first job wages for college graduates vary widely by major. Learn more in @USNews:

How many #STEM jobs were added in your state in the last decade? Learn more with our interactive map:

47% of workers with bachelor’s degrees in #STEM occupations earn more than workers with PhDs in non-STEM occupations. Learn more here:

When it comes to disadvantaged and advantaged children struggling in school, “the difference is between who stumbles and gets back up again and who stumbles and doesn't,” according to Dr. Carnevale. Read more here:

How much does family income affect student success? It often plays a greater role than students’ academic talent. Read 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