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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...

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Major Matters Most: The Economic Value of Bachelor’s Degrees from The University of Texas System

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.

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Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

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.

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The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients

New analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that the nation’s most elite universities could enroll more low-income students without significantly hurting their graduation rates or budgets.

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America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots

America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots finds that for the first time, four-year college graduates make up a larger share of the workforce than workers with a high school diploma or less.

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African Americans: College Majors and Earnings

While more African Americans are going to college, new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs.

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Six Million Missing Jobs

Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession shows that the effects of the Great Recession still linger in the form of 6.4 million jobs that were not created, including 3 million college jobs.

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Rankings of Over 1,400 Colleges and Universities Based on Highest Earnings Potential

Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make provides students and families with a list of colleges with the highest earnings potential. The rankings correct for differences in earnings among the schools, including majors, student’s academic preparation before starting college and the likelihood of graduate degree attainment.

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Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Proposals Could Create Millions of Jobs

New analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center) finds that President-elect Trump’s 10-year $1 trillion infrastructure proposal could create 11 million jobs, restoring the job growth trajectory derailed by the Great Recession, but also risks overheating the economy.

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Average Student Has Better Chance (77%) of Graduating at Selective Universities than at Open Access Schools (51%)

The theory that an average student, including minority students, will be overmatched at a selective university and will do poorly is empirically unsound, according to a new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). In fact, all students with above average test scores will succeed at a higher rate...

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CEW State Initiative Launches New Web Portal

As part of its multi-state effort to help develop information systems that integrate education and workforce data to improve policies and programs, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has officially launched a web portal to house its research for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Scalia’s Incorrect Affirmative Action Claims

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suggestion during a hearing of oral arguments for the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that African-American students do not benefit from attending more academically rigorous colleges is at odds with empirical research on the subject, according to researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Sharp Declines in Underemployment Rate for College Graduates

In an article about underemployment rates in the nation, authors Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith discuss the sharp decline of underemployment for college graduates compared to less-educated workers.

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Learning While Earning: The New Normal

Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled.

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Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings

Which majors are popular for Hispanics around the country and what are their respective annual earnings? Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as their lifetime earnings increases.

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Good Jobs Are Back

Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job. These jobs pay $53,000 or more and tend to be full-time with lucrative benefits such as retirement and healthcare. The study finds that of the 6.6 million jobs created since 2010, 2.9 million were good jobs. Only 100,000 of those jobs were filled by people with less than a Bachelor’s degree.

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The Economic Value of College Majors

The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.

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The Economy Goes to College

The report analyzes long-terms changes in how goods and services are produced. The report finds that college-educated workers now produce more than half of the nation’s annual economic value.

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State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States

The report ranks the states by how many job openings there are per college-educated workers overall and within industries and career fields.

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The Online College Labor Market Release

More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are posted online. This report analyzes the demand for college talent in the job market by examining online job advertisements for college degree-holders by education, occupations, and industries.

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Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020 Press Release

Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020 analyzes the growing need for qualified nurses. The study projects that the economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Yet, there will not be enough nurses to fill those openings. We project the nursing workforce will be facing a shortfall of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020.

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From Hard Times to Better Times

The job market for recent college graduates has continued to improve but individual graduates’ chances of finding a job depends on their major. The report is the third in a series of reports published by the Center that analyze unemployment rates for recent college graduates by major. The newest edition, Hard Times to Better Times, also analyzes changes in unemployment rates and annual wages for recent college graduates since 2009.

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College Is Just the Beginning

While colleges and universities spend $407 billion on post-secondary education and training, employers spend even more. College Is Just the Beginning: The Employer Role in the $1.1 Trillion Postsecondary Education and Training System, we analyze how much employers spend on training, what they spend their training dollars on, and how spending on formal employer-provided training varies by age, educational attainment, and industry sector.

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New Year, New Website!

The CEW, a nonprofit research and policy Institute that studies the link between individuals’ goals, education and career pathways, today announced the launch of its new and improved site.

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U.S. Census Bureau to Stop Measuring the Value of College Majors

The U.S. Census Bureau proposes to eliminate the collection of data on the value of college majors from its annual American Community Survey (ACS).

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Failure to Launch Release

Georgetown Study Finds The Age At Which Young Adults Get Traction in Their Careers Has Increased From Age 26 To 30, And To Age 33 For African Americans.

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The Summer Surge in College Unemployment Release

Beware the Summer Surge in College Unemployment.

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Separate and Unequal Release

Affirmative Action Or Not, Higher Education Perpetuates Racial Inequality.

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