College Educated 20-Somethings

While it is widely known that more young people are attending and graduating from college than ever before in the United States, many people are less familiar with just how dramatic the change is for those in the 25-29 year old cohort. In a recent New York Times' article, Catherine Rampell notes that the National Center for Education Statistics data shows that the percent of 25-29 year olds with a bachelor's degree or higher rose more rapidly over the last two decades than in the previous Read More …

Trends in College Degree Attainment

I grew up with the understanding that a college degree was a part of the path leading to the American dream.  A recent Chronicle of Higher Education interactive graphic provides the clearest visual explanation of trends in college degree attainment across the country.  The graphic provides county by county analysis of the percentage of adults with college degrees, which can be further sorted by gender or race. Additionally, the graphic provides the same information for seven different dates. Read More …

Testing Out to Earn a College Degree?

Decades ago those seeking a college degree either attended classes on a college/university campus or completed correspondence courses.  Today degree seekers have an incredible number of options for completing their degrees, especially at the undergraduate level.    Even the idea that one either attends on campus or away from campus has disappeared with the advent of blended courses that combine the two. Earlier this week I learned of Excelsior College's new degree option that combines guided Read More …