The Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education
Americans see value in higher education whether they graduated from college or not. Even so, there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction – even suspicion – among the public about the role colleges play in society.
A Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges
An influx of students from low-income families and students of color at U.S. colleges and universities has almost exclusively fueled the growth in the overall number of undergraduates.
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women
Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
The State of American Jobs
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead.
Higher Education, Gender & Work
Survey Details: Conducted October 2013 | File Release Date: 12/22/14
The Changing Profile of Student Borrowers
In 2012, a record 69% of the nation’s new college graduates had taken out student loans to finance their education. Graduates from more affluent families are much more likely to borrow today than 20 years ago.
Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-Being
Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of today’s young adults. Among the college-educated, those with outstanding student debt are lagging far behind those who are debt free in terms of household wealth.
The Rising Cost of Not Going to College
For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer.
College-Educated Americans Take Bigger Share of the Income Pie
This links to a posting about the growing share of U.S. household income that goes to college-educated households, who take home a disproportionate share of aggregate income.