New Report: Talent Disrupted – College Graduates, Underemployment, and the Way Forward

Posted by Strada Education Foundation on February 27, 2024

Most people enroll in college because they believe it will provide the knowledge and skills they need to secure a good job and join or remain in the middle class.

However, college is not a guarantee of success in the labor market and some students face a risk that their degree will not provide access to a college-level job. While typical college graduates fare substantially better in the labor market than workers with only a high school education, half are underemployed. Even 10 years after graduation, the majority of those who were initially underemployed still have not secured a college-level job.

New research from Strada Institute for the Future of Work and The Burning Glass Institute reaffirms that a bachelor’s degree is not a guarantee of labor market success. But it also offers promising solutions that are emerging — solutions that can build a better future and strengthen the link between education and opportunity.

Read more and download the report.

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