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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Garcia, Tanya I.; Ridley, Neil; Quinn, Michael C. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020
Education beyond high school is now the preferred currency for workers seeking economic opportunity in the US labor market. Since the 1980s, the bachelor's degree has been the gold standard for stable employment and lifetime earnings and the most promising route to the middle class. The new rules of the college and career game confirm that…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Educational Certificates, Education Work Relationship, Incidence
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Sablan, Jenna R.; Gulish, Artem; Quinn, Michael C.; Cinquegrani, Gayle – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020
Free college has been gaining traction as a public policy option in recent years and has been adopted in some form by at least 15 states. Enthusiasm for the idea has gained momentum with the growing realization that a healthy economy requires a well-educated workforce and that workers benefit immensely from education beyond high school. Indeed,…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Cost Effectiveness, Education, Costs
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Sablan, Jenna R.; Gulish, Artem; Quinn, Michael C.; Cinquegrani, Gayle – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020
This is the executive summary for the report, "The Dollars and Sense of Free College." Policymakers have debated the specifics of free-college programs--including whether free-college eligibility should extend to students at four-year public colleges as well as community colleges, and whether it should be universal or targeted to…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Cost Effectiveness, Education, Costs
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Van Der Werf, Martin; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020
This report and the accompanying interactive web tool are a first step toward helping students sort through the 37,000 programs in the College Scorecard data to learn which programs offer a pathway to good earnings and which threaten more debt. Part 1 examines earnings differences across different institutions. Just as there is overlap in…
Descriptors: Income, Debt (Financial), Majors (Students), Educational Attainment
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Dražanová, Lenka; Gulish, Artem; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020
This report examines the relationship between authoritarianism and postsecondary education, including liberal arts education. This analysis rests on the idea that authoritarianism is part of human nature, but its influence waxes and wanes according to circumstances. Having entered a new era defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the evidence suggests…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Authoritarianism, Postsecondary Education, Liberal Arts
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem; Van Der Werf, Martin; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
Between 1991 and 2016, employment among White, Black, and Latino workers grew by 20 percent, while employment in good jobs soared by 35 percent. Yet the opportunities and benefits of the modern economy have not accrued evenly across the three groups. Discrimination and a history of racial injustice in this country have led to Whites gaining a…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem; Van Der Werf, Martin; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos." Between 1991 and 2016, White workers built on their past educational and economic privileges to attain bachelor's and graduate degrees in historically high numbers and…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
Judging from how much high school students and their parents worry about standardized test scores, one might presume that an SAT or ACT score is the primary factor in college admissions. But a look at the numbers reveals a different reality. A review of SAT and ACT standardized test scores among students in a recent class at the nation's 200 most…
Descriptors: College Admission, Selective Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Admission Criteria
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Ridley, Neil; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
The manufacturing workforce has been shaped by decades of industry transformation. Modern manufacturing requires workers with a diverse set of skills to perform functions such as research and development (R&D), product and production design, marketing and sales, and customer support. While workers with a high school diploma or less dominated…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Labor Force, Economic Opportunities, Trend Analysis
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L.; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
In the United States, there is a broadly held presumption that the journey along the pipeline from kindergarten to early career success gradually reveals each child's innate abilities. This presumption is widespread not only in the general public, but among students themselves, who self-identify and identify each other as either academically…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L.; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don't Get Equal Chances to Be All They Can Be." Throughout their youth, relatively advantaged children enjoy protective and enriched environments that help ensure their success. Meanwhile, equally talented children from poor…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Garcia, Tanya I.; Fasules, Megan L. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Colorado has the second most-educated adult populace, but largely because it imports college-educated labor from other states. Almost 56 percent of Coloradans have a high-quality certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or higher. Yet at the same time Colorado has the fifth lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. The state's…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In a republic, the mission of higher education is to empower individuals to live fully in their time free from economic or public dependency. The mission endures, but times change. Because postsecondary education and training have become the most well-traveled pathways to middle class earnings, both students and the educators who serve them need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Intellectual Disciplines, Income
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Ridley, Neil; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries that employed large numbers of high school-educated workers. But as automation, globalization, and related phenomena have led…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates, College Graduates
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
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 fields of study. Low-income working college students often…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Student Employment, Racial Differences
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