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Hauptman, Arthur M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article seeks to make sense of the seeming contradiction that the number of degrees awarded annually and the attainment rate of the adult population in the US have both grown, even as the country has fallen behind many global competitors on the latter indicator. Two reports issued in 2012---one by the Pew Research Center, the other by the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Demography, Postsecondary Education