5 Truths On Today’s College Grads

May 25, 2015

Around this time of the year, graduation is approaching. From the Pew Research Center, we’ve compiled some statistics for you about the realities of newly college graduates in landing a decent job and how they will reflect the choices they made in college.

 

Here are some 5 interesting facts about recent college grads:

 

1. Only Roughly 56% of students receive their degrees in six years.

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, 2.4 million first-time college students enrolling in 2007 with the intent to obtain a degree had the highest completion rate (72.9%) at four-year, private, nonprofit schools, and the lowest (39.9%) at two-year public institutions.

2. Business is still the most popular type of degree.

The National Center for Education Services posted that about 20.5% of the 1.79 million bachelor’s degrees handed out in 2011-2012 were under Business. The least common degrees given out were in library science during that year were military science and applied sciences, and precision production.

3. Times are getting rough for graduates fresh out of college to find decent jobs.

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4. College graduates still earn more than those without college degrees.

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5. On the bright side, most graduates still find the value in college.

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With graduation season in full effect, what is your opinion on how you line up with some of these statistics? Please feel free to comment and share below!

 

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