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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Mabel, Zachary; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2023
An expected national ban on the consideration of race in college admissions will threaten the racial and ethnic diversity of students at selective colleges unless these colleges fundamentally alter their admissions practices. This report finds that selective colleges barred from considering race and ethnicity in their admissions decisions may be…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Race, College Admission, Selective Admission
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Mabel, Zachary; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Booth, Heidi – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2023
As young people progress with their education and their early careers, they find themselves pushed forward or held back at critical junctures without full regard for their individual capabilities. Their paths are too often defined less by their talents and more by characteristics such as their race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic or class…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Models, Simulation, Policy
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Mabel, Zachary; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Booth, Heidi – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2023
This is the executive summary of the report, "What Works: Ten Education, Training, and Work-Based Pathway Changes That Lead to Good Jobs. Findings by Race, Gender, and Class from the Georgetown University Pathways-to-Career Policy Simulation Model." To identify the pathway changes with the greatest potential, the Georgetown University…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Models, Simulation, Policy
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Schmidt, Peter; Strohl, Jeff – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2023
If the Supreme Court bans race-conscious affirmative action, as expected, selective higher education institutions almost certainly will become less diverse, reducing the rates of degree attainment among students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. "Race, Elite College Admissions, and the Courts: The Pursuit of Racial…
Descriptors: College Admission, Selective Admission, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Cheah, Ban; Gulish, Artem; Quinn, Michael C.; Strohl, Jeff – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022
The propensity to believe that good things are likely to happen fuels the enduring belief in the American Dream, including the expectation that each generation will enjoy a better quality of life than the previous one. This report is part of a series on young people's pathways to good jobs. In it, the researchers examine how the route from youth…
Descriptors: Youth, Career Pathways, Employment, Educational Attainment
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Gulish, Artem; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022
Americans share a strong belief that the country offers access to opportunity. In 2017, 82 percent of Americans said they had achieved the American Dream or were on their way to achieving it. But do all Americans--regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status--have equal access to the American Dream? This report examines…
Descriptors: Youth, Employment, Career Pathways, Racial Discrimination
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Cheah, Ban; Gulish, Artem; Strohl, Jeff – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022
The economic and social landscape that young people encounter today is substantially more complex and challenging than the one faced by earlier generations. Technological change and globalization have transformed the labor market, increasing the value of postsecondary education and hollowing out industries that once employed many workers who had…
Descriptors: Youth, Employment, Job Security, Workplace Learning
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Wenzinger, Emma; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022
Majoring in business typically pays off. While graduates' earnings and federal student loan debt vary by institution and degree level, the majority of business programs lead to median earnings that are roughly 10 times graduates' debt payments two years after program completion. "The Most Popular Degree Pays Off: Ranking the Economic Value of…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Schools, College Programs, Economic Impact
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Van Der Werf, Martin – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022
College typically pays off for low-income students, but not as much as it does for their peers. Low-income students, whose families earn $30,000 or less per year, comprise more than one-third of college students. "The Colleges Where Low-Income Students Get the Highest ROI" finds that low-income students have a lower return on investment…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Cost Effectiveness, Income, Public Colleges
Carnevale, Anthony; Quinn, Michael C. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2021
Affirmative action critics argue that race-conscious admissions policies are keeping Asian American enrollment numbers unfairly low because Asian American students are held to higher admissions standards than applicants of any other race or ethnicity. "Selective Bias: Asian Americans, Test Scores, and Holistic Admissions" evaluates the…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Asian American Students, College Admission, Pacific Americans
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Gulish, Artem; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2021
"If Not Now, When? The Urgent Need for an All-One-System Approach to Youth Policy" makes the case that the United States' disjointed approach to youth policy has failed young people. In the current fragmented system, pre-K-12, postsecondary education, and the workforce operate in silos that allow many young people to fall through the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Holistic Approach
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Wenzinger, Emma – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2021
"The College Payoff: More Education Doesn't Always Mean More Earnings" explores how lifetime earnings vary by education level, field of study, occupation, industry, gender, race and ethnicity, and location. The lifetime earnings of a full-time full-year worker with a high school diploma are $1.6 million, while workers with an associate's…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier; Cheah, Ban; Fasules, Megan L.; Gulish, Artem; Quinn, Michael C.; Sablan, Jenna R.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff; Barrese, Sarah – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2021
In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, we conducted a thought experiment on the costs of inequality in the US education system. Our simulation found that the US economy misses out on $956 billion dollars per year, along with numerous nonmonetary benefits, as a result of postsecondary attainment gaps by economic status and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Attainment
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
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