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July 30, 2015

When Being an Immigrant Makes It More–not Less–likely to Have a Job

July 28, 2015 — Race and education shape employment outcomes for U.S.- and foreign-born blacks in surprising ways. This is the first time researchers have examined how the interactions between race and nativity ... read more

July 15, 2015 — High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering and ... read more

Income-Tax Earnings Data Gives More Accurate Picture of Value of College Degree

July 1, 2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed ... read more

June 30, 2015 — 10 years after graduating, many have found financially solid and meaningful employment in the private sector, according to a new ... read more

Interest in Child-Specific Nurse Practitioner Programs Dwindling Despite Strong Job Market for Graduates

June 29, 2015 — While the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student applications to pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner programs are falling, a new study ... read more

For Those Over 50, Finding a Job Can Get Old

June 16, 2015 — In examining the US government's 2014 Displaced Worker Survey, the researchers discovered that someone 50 years or older is likely to be unemployed 5.8 weeks longer than someone between the ages ... read more

Students' Unions Attempts to Oppose Consumerism Are Rarely Successful, New Research Finds

June 15, 2015 — While students' unions often try to oppose the rise of consumerism at their universities, they are rarely successful, a new study ... read more

Little Evidence to Support Skills Gap Claims

June 10, 2015 — A shortage of skilled workers is often why many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies. However, a new economic analysis finds that some of the evidence used to ... read more

Misperception Discourages Girls from Studying Some STEM Fields

June 9, 2015 — The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, ... read more

Why the 'Cool Factor' Won’t Lure College Grads to Your City

June 2, 2015 — The kind of cities that attract college graduates has changed since the 1990s, a new nationwide study reveals. In the 1990s, grads were moving to cities with fast-growing "smart" industries ... read more

New Study Evaluates Remedial Pathways for Community College Students

June 1, 2015 — Academic programs that provide alternatives to traditional remedial education help students succeed at community colleges, but different programs result in a range of outcomes for various ... read more

Happiest University Graduates Are More Likely to Land a Good First Job

June 1, 2015 — Happy graduates have a greater chance of being hired for a high quality first job. The study points out that promoting learning and practice of attitudes that encourage happiness could improve the ... read more

Answers to Educational Attainment Questions Depend on How Data Is Measured, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — Postsecondary education creates opportunities for individuals and prepares them to join the workforce. For this reason, it is important that we understand how educational attainment is measured. A ... read more

UK Doctors Unlikely to Be Able to Repay Student Loans

Apr. 20, 2015 — UK doctors are unlikely to be able to repay their student loans over the course of their working lives, amassing huge debts by the time they graduate, in some cases. What's more, there are clear ... read more

College Rankings Go Under the Microscope

Apr. 18, 2015 — While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. ... read more

A Call to US Educators: Learn from Canada

Apr. 18, 2015 — In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on ... read more

The Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Apr. 18, 2015 — Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to ... read more

Gay, Lesbian Job Seekers Face Discrimination

Apr. 8, 2015 — Discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK, new research ... read more

Shifts in Electricity Generation Spur Net Job Growth, but Coal Jobs Decline

Apr. 7, 2015 — In four years following the 2008 recession, the US coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar, and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, ... read more

One-Third of College STEM Majors Switch Fields by Graduation

Apr. 2, 2015 — About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third ... read more

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