The Forgotten 500,000 College-ready Students

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.

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Latinos: Moving Forward toward a Promising Future

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…

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Good Jobs that Pay without a BA

Good Jobs that Pay without a BA

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…

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