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About Diversity Initiative

About the Initiative

Diversity: Race, Class and Gender, an initiative of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, seeks to narrow the information gap on education and workforce demands for minorities and other underserved students.

White House Initiative Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH)

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the Georgetown Center has committed to providing resources in English and Spanish to help narrow the information gap for students and families.

Knowledge about degrees and earnings promotes a more secure economic future since it helps students avoid unnecessary debt and underemployment. Language is often an important marker of social, personal, and political identity. According to CDC, Spanish-language TV remains important for Latinos in the US, even those who are fluent English speakers and who regularly watch English-language TV. PEW research notes that the prevalence of the Spanish language is projected to rise with the population through the year 2020.



The Georgetown Center has released research related to college majors, career pathways, future salaries, and job skills. In order to better provide tools that can be used to navigate college and career decisions, it has produced several pieces that highlight the key takeaways from the research. The resources on our main page cover a range of topics relevant to counselors, advocates, students, and families.

  • Interactive web tool and webpages
  • Reports that discuss inequality and economics of minority groups
  • Infographics on majors, postsecondary education, and 21st century skills
  • Webinar presentations on relevant topics
  • Spanish-translated resources


African Americans: Majors and Earnings
African Americans are highlyconcentrated in majors related to Human Services and Community Organizing. Find out more about majors and earnings for African Americans.

Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings
Learn the completion rate for Hispanics in the fields of study of Business, Health, Education, and other undergraduate majors.
Now available in Spanish

The Economic Value of College Majors
Find an analysis of 137 detailed college majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of undergraduate majors.
Now available in Spanish

What’s It Worth?
Learn about the relationships between major, gender, race/ethnicity, attending graduate school, and annual earnings on a national level. This report is a precursor to The Economic Value of College Majors.
Now available in Spanish

Separate and Unequal
Read about enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race and institutional selectivity over the past 15 years.
Now available in Spanish

Hard Times
College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Explore unemployment and earnings by major for Bachelor’s and graduate degree holders
Now available in Spanish


Interactive Web Tool

College Majors and Earnings – Interactive US Map
This interactive web tool allows the user to see how much college graduates earn by 15 major groups and 137 detailed major subgroups nationally and by state.
Now available in Spanish

Webinar Presentations

Video: Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Education for Hispanics
What is the role of certificates and majors for Hispanics? Learn about the “New Rules” of the workforce and how they affect Hispanics/Latinos and listen to audience Q&A at the end.
Download the PowerPoint Slides

Video: What Counselors Should Know About 21st Century Skills
This webinar provides history of past and current competencies employers seek and includes audience Q&A at the end. The presentation provides details on important knowledge, skills, and abilities that job hunters need.
Download the PowerPoint Slides


Poetry Contest

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, we hosted a poetry contest on the intersection of school, work, and career. Students ages 13 and older were invited to share their poetry for a chance to be featured on our social media channels and our newly-redesigned Diversity webpage. In addition, each entrant received a certificate of participation. Visit the page to read the winning submission. The winning poets and poems are listed below.

Takier George – “Perseverance”

Honorable Mentions

  • Jasmina Tang- “Please” (8th grade)
  • Hareth Andrade- “College Is” (College student, Program facilitator, Liberty’s Promise)
  • Ajani Wilson- “The Big Three” (8th grade)
  • Gaelyn Smith- “Black, Woman and on Financial Aid” (12th grade)
  • Jahonna Scott- “Where Will I End Up?” (9th grade)