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Employers like EY and IBM are now hiring workers without college degrees

The increasingly tight labor market is forcing some companies to look beyond BA holders and instead look at applicants from community colleges..

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Congratulations, Class of 2018! You’ve successfully completed another step in your career trajectory. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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51% of college graduates would change their degree type, institution, or major if they could do it over again. Learn more: bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

The tight labor market is forcing some companies to broaden their hiring criteria and hire workers without BAs. Read more: bit.ly/2ImGP2m @FastCompany @gwenmoran

The difference between the highest and lowest paying majors is $39,000-- roughly the median downpayment on a house. Read more: on.mktw.net/2Ir8Jq2 @MarketWatch @JillianBerman

#College is less about what school you attend and more about individual college program. bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

Education level matters, but program of study and majors matter even more. bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

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Do you know how much your college major is worth? Explore our interactive tool to sort earnings by college major nationally and by state. bit.ly/2wSUWqTm #CEWmajors

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On average, more education is better. Median earnings for bachelor’s degree holders are roughly $62K, and a graduate degree can add upwards of $15K more to your salary.

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Many Americans who completed a credential or degree don’t regret going to college, but they do wish they had chosen a different major. Dr. Carnevale explains: bit.ly/2Ipzsat

The median earnings of a worker with a graduate degree in education are roughly the same as a worker with an associate’s degree in STEM. Read more: on.mktw.net/2Ir8Jq2

Job prospects for the #Classof2018 are looking up, but students still face challenges. Read: bit.ly/2IpgCjO

The Bad First Job’s Lingering Impact

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Doug Lederman writes about a report which finds that bachelor’s degree recipients whose first job does not require a degree are more likely to remain underemployed five years later. Lederman cites the study, “Sharp Declines in Underemployment for College Graduates” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the

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Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs?

In this Education Week article, Stephen Sawchuk reviews research on the STEM pipeline and reflects on the best way to improve it. Sawchuk cites the reports, “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” and “STEM” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Sawchuk also quotes CEW Cheif Economist, Nicole Smith.

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor