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  • Graduates’ Workplace Advantage

    HigherEd Industry News December 11, 2015

    It comes as little surprise that the Great Recession had a significantly negative impact on employment opportunities. The peak of the downturn’s effect on underemployment occurred in 2010, when about 10% of college graduates were considered “underemployed” (i.e. unemployed, working part-time or not seeking employment), according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education […]

  • Why You Should Go to College, in 2 Charts

    HigherEd Industry News December 10, 2015

    Just how much is college worth? About twice as much as it was in the 1960s, according to the latest Economic Report of the President. One of the topics examined by the annual White House publication was the college wage “premium,” which serves as an indicator of the economic value of a college degree. This […]

  • For Those Without One, College Degrees Are Seen as Important but Too Expensive

    HigherEd Industry News December 9, 2015

    A new survey of adults without a college degree found that the vast majority – 84% – believe that some form of postsecondary education is needed to get a good job. But just 60% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that a college education was worth the cost. When asked to estimate the cost of […]

  • LRAP Can Help: 2015 IHE Survey of Admissions Directors

    HigherEd Industry News December 1, 2015

    According to the 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, the challenges facing college admissions leaders just keep growing, in contrast to shrinking enrollments. Roughly half (51%) of admissions directors surveyed reported being very concerned about meeting their enrollment goals for the 2015-16 academic year. What’s worse, 58% said they failed […]