A record number of women are competing for the presidential nomination in 2020, but gender bias stands to affect their chances of election.
Misguided admissions practices and growing inequality in funding are splitting the public higher education system, which serves more than three-quarters of all college students, into two separate and unequal tracks.
The economy that once provided good jobs for young workers with a high school education or less now favors workers with at least some education and training beyond high school.
Nearly 70 percent of college students work while enrolled, but while working and studying generally helps students from higher income families, low-income students face steeper challenges in combining work and learning.
Colorado, one of nine states with more than one million Latinos, is one of the most-educated states in the country. Fifty-six percent of adults have a high-quality certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or higher. Yet, Latinos are not sharing equally in the good fortune.
Certificate recipients in Oregon ages 29 or younger reap sizable earnings gains, in some cases more than doubling their pay, as they build their skills and enter the workforce, according to a new analysis of community college programs in the state.
College is less about what college you go to and what degree you get but more about the returns of individual college programs. Since the 1980s, 60 percent to 70 percent of the increase in earnings inequality has been due to differences in access to college programs with labor market value.
Women are going to college and graduating in greater numbers than men. They are also increasingly pursuing high-paying majors in STEM and business. Yet, women still make just 81 cents for every dollar earned by men.
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.
The state-level analysis of the 30 million good jobs in the economy for those with less than a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) finds that nearly half of states have added good blue-collar jobs that pay without bachelor’s degrees.