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The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime earnings
A college degree pays off--but by just how much? In this report, we examine just what a college degree is worth--and what else besides a degree might influence an individual's potential earnings. This report examines ...
The Undereducated American
The United States has been underproducing college-educated workers for decades. The undersupply of postsecondary-educated workers has led to both inefficiency and inequity . . . Adding 20 million additional postsecondary-educated ...
Measuring Green Jobs
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010-08-01)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has invested almost $100 billion in the "green economy." This includes money for everything from workforce development and training, to research on cutting-edge technologies, to ...
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations are critical to our continued economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation, economic growth, and productivity, even though they ...
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
The South is caught in a low-skill/low-wage trap. But which came first: low skills or a low wage economy? The South's current predicament is reminiscent of the old adage about the "chicken or the egg." So, which came first, ...
Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.
Getting a Bachelor's degree is the best way for most workers to make middle-class wages. In this report, however, we show there are 29 million jobs (21% of all jobs) for workers without Bachelor's degrees. The report also ...
Hard Times 2013: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings
In the past, a college degree all but assured job seekers employment and high earnings, but today, what you make depends on what you take. In Hard Times 2013, we show differences in unemployment and earnings based on major ...
Public Comments on For-Profit Institutions
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010-08-18)
The Center's has submitted commentary on proposed regulations from the Department of Education about for-profit and career colleges. The comments support, explain and offer specific suggestions.
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
We've always been able to say how much a Bachelor's degree is worth in general. Now, we show what each Bachelor's degree major is worth. The report finds that different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings. ...
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal
Much attention has been devoted to the 9 percent unemployment among recent college graduates, leading some to conclude that college is no longer worth it. In Hard Times, we argue that college remains the best alternative ...