Buyer Beware: First-Year Earnings and Debt for 37,000 College Majors at 4,400 Institutions

Buyer Beware First-Year Earnings and Debt for 37,000 College Majors at 4,400 Institutions Summary Did you know that in the first year after graduation you can make more money with an associate’s degree in nursing from Santa Rosa Junior College in California than with a graduate degree from some programs at Harvard University? Data from the College Scorecard reveal many...
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Tracking COVID-19 Unemployment and Job Losses

Tracking COVID-19 Unemployment and Job Losses Workers across the country have been devastated by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After business closures and other restrictions began in March, unemployment began to rise sharply, peaking in April before starting to fall slowly. Cumulative job losses reached 23 million in May. TOOL 1Unemployment Tracking Explore the data showing the...
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SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?

SAT-Only Admission How Would It Change College Campuses? Full Report Press Release If applicants were admitted to America’s top 200 colleges based on their SAT scores alone, more than half of enrolled students would have to leave. The new class, comprised of students with scores higher than 1250, would be less racially diverse and slightly more affluent. Key Findings 1With...
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Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students

Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students Full Report Executive Summary Video PowerPoint Press Release Today’s higher education system is divided into two unequal tracks stratified by race and funding. White students are overrepresented at selective public colleges that are well-funded with high graduation rates, while Blacks and...
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Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students

Balancing Work And Learning Implications for Low-Income Students Full Report Executive Summary Video PowerPoint Press Release It has gotten increasingly harder for students to work their way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning. Students from higher-income families tend to benefit as they work fewer hours in jobs directly related to their...
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Five Rules of the College and Career Game

Five Rules Of The College And Career Game Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal Chances to Be All They Can Be Full Report Executive Summary Video PowerPoint Press Release As postsecondary education and training has become the most well-traveled pathway to middle class earnings, students, their families, and educators need to learn five rules of the college and career...
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Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less Than Men

Women Can't Win Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less Than Men Full Report Infographic Interactive Tool/Video PowerPoint Press Release Though women’s leaps in educational progress have narrowed the gender wage gap, their earnings still trail those of men. Women’s path to equal pay remains inhibited by discrimination and their concentration in low-paying majors...
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