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This report, from the New America Foundation and the Education Sector, contends the credit hour is an insufficient measure of student learning and offers several policy solutions to move from a time-based higher education system to one based on actual student learning. More »
This policy brief from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities analyzes the three-year bachelor’s degree and its potential to improve postsecondary efficiency and increase college access for more students. More »
Individuals make a variety of choices over the course of their careers that impact their earning potential. These choices include how far to go in school, what to study in school, and what job to take. This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career (work-life earnings). It goes into further detail for people whose highest degree is a bachelor’s by investigating how college major (field of degree) and occupation impact these work-life earnings. More »
This brief from the United States Census Bureau provides information about the field or major of bachelor’s degrees, earnings, and selected employment characteristics for the population aged 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher. More »
While a bachelor’s degree remains the best way to earn middle-class wages, nearly 30 million jobs paying an average of $42,000 also are available for workers without four-year degrees, says this report from the Center on Education and Workforce. It examines the five pathways leading to these jobs, along with recommendations to strengthen the nation’s career- and technical-education system. More »