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College Graduates Lead National Job Growth Recovery, New Georgetown Study Finds

The job recovery that began in early 2010 has added 3.4 million jobs so far. Virtually all of those jobs required some form of postsecondary education. New data from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce confirms the best protection in an economic storm is a high-quality college degree, certificate or other credential. More »

Carnevale and Merisotis Op-Ed in The Hill

Economic downturn spotlights college advantage

Low-skill jobs are becoming a thing of the past as employers increasingly demand workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete. Tony Carnevale and Jamie Merisotis put the question to policymakers in The Hill’s Congress Blog: How will we face the student debt crisis and start producing the skilled talent our nation needs? More »

Merisotis Op-Ed in Politico

Carnevale and Merisotis affirm the importance of postsecondary certificates

It’s time for certificates to count in government education reports say Georgetown’s Anthony Carnevale and Lumina President Jamie Merisotis. As the fastest-growing form of postsecondary attainment, certificates hold great promise for skilling up America’s workforce and getting our economy back on track. More »


A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy

A new report finds that jobs in southern states will grow by 20% over the next 8 years—3 points above the national average—but those jobs will largely consist of low-paying, low-skill jobs. Catching up with the rest of the nation will require increased postsecondary degree production and modernization of existing industries. The Georgetown Center report provides a state-by-state analysis of employment and education profiles to help guide the South out of the low-skill/low-wage equilibrium. More »

State attainment data | Latinos

Ensuring America’s future by increasing Latino college completion

To inform and support state-level, institutional and community actions to increase Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education releases an executive summary and research-based fact sheets detailing the current status of Latino college attainment in all 50 states and the country. More »



Hard Times: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal

College is still worth the investment, but employment opportunities depend on a student’s major, concludes this report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.


The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in a Post-Recession Economy

Connecting education, training, and careers must become a priority to create, attain and maintain middle-class jobs in the Midwest, says this report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Future jobs in the region will be in high-skill service industries such as education and healthcare, and will require at least some postsecondary education and training beyond high school, the report states. More »

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