Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Number of new college grads declines - Stefanie Botelho, University Business

In 2013-14, as a percentage of all undergraduate degree recipients, new college graduates fell from 75 percent in 2010-11 to 71 percent in 2013-14. The percentage of degree recipients who were stacking credentials, or earning additional undergraduate degrees on top of prior degrees or certificates, grew from 25 percent to 29 percent over this period. Cumulatively, U.S. institutions added over eight million new graduates to the stock of adults with an associate or bachelor’s degree during the four-year period covered in the report. The remaining three million degrees awarded all went to students earning a second or third college credential. Decline was concentrated among women. Over the four-year period, the count of new college graduates minted each year (associate and bachelor’s degrees combined) increased 2.2 percent for men, but decreased 0.4 percent for women. http://www.universitybusiness.com/news/number-new-college-grads-declines

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