January 30, 2018 Written testimony given by Anthony P. Carnevale before the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Accountability and Risk to Taxpayers.
New analysis shows there are 500,000 top-scoring students who fail to complete a postsecondary credential every year. The cumulative effects of this loss are immense—over a decade, this adds up to 5 million students, or nearly half of the projected shortfall of 11 million college-educated workers needed in the United States over the next ten years.
As we near the end of Hispanic Heritage month, we’re reflecting on Latinos’ contributions to American culture and the economy. Latinos have made significant strides in educational attainment and workforce participation. Their high school graduation rates are up and growing and their postsecondary attainment rate has increased from 35 to 45 percent since 1992. But, compared to their White and Black…
There are currently 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that pay well without a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.). These good jobs have a median salary of $55,000. Good Jobs that Pay without a B.A. shows that good jobs continue to grow, but they are changing from traditional blue-collar industries to skilled-services industries. A gain of 4 million good jobs in…
Major Matters Most: The Economic Value of Bachelor’s Degrees from The University of Texas System, finds that graduates from University of Texas System institutions out earn other bachelor’s degree holders not just in Texas but across the nation, demonstrating that a University of Texas education is a worthwhile investment in the future.
The perfect storm is gathering around the need to increase transparency around college and careers. And in accordance with how public policy generally comes about, it might just happen.
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers, calls for states to help students, their families, and employers unpack the meaning of postsecondary credentials and assess their value in the labor market.