The Census Bureau article Gains in Educational Attainment, Enrollment in All Hispanic Groups, Largest Among South American Population by Erik L. Hernandez and Kevin McElrath (5/10/2023) notes The number of Hispanic people ages 18 to 24 enrolled in college increased to 2.4 million in 2021, up from 1.2 million in …Read More »
What are the enrolled/employment trends of young adults?
The graph here is from the EPI article Class of 2023: Young adults are graduating into a strong labor market by Elise Gould, Jori Kandra, and Katehrine deCourcy (5/3/2023). They note: Over the last 40 years, employment among young people has declined by about 7 percentage points while enrollment in …Read More »
What is the percent of females in BS degrees by major?
The image here is the last frame in an animated bar chart from the article Animated Chart of the Day: Female Share of US Bachelor’s Degrees, 1971-2020 by Mark J. Perry (4/28/2023). The animated bar chart is worth watching and considering. The author makes his observations and here is one: …Read More »
Why are more women completing college than men?
The Pew article What’s behind the growing gap between men and women in college completion? by Kim Parker (11/8/2021) notes: Men are more likely than women to point to factors that have more to do with personal choice. Roughly a third (34%) of men without a bachelor’s degree say a …Read More »
How did COVID impact K-12 learning based in income?
The Pew article What we know about online learning and homework gap amid the pandemic by Katherine Schaeffer (10/1/2021) has this to say: Parents with lower incomes whose children’s schools closed amid COVID-19 were more likely to say their children faced technology-related obstacles while learning from home. Nearly half of these …Read More »
What are college persistence rates?
The St. Louis Fed post Staff Pick: College Education Persists Less for Blacks and Hispanics by Ana Kent (11/12/19 – reposted from Feb) explains: Educational attainment tells us quite a bit about the types of financial outcomes we should expect a family to have. So does the education of the …Read More »
What are the economic prospect for 2019 high school grads?
EPI has its annual report on the prospects for 2019 high school grads. Class of 2019 High school edition by Elise Gould, Julia Wolfe, and Zane Mokhiber (6/6/19) has 17 key findings and 11 graphs with data. For example, their graph here (figure I) gives hourly wages in 2018 dollars …Read More »
How has the economic situation of college students changed?
The Pew article A Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges, by Richard Fry and Anthony Cilluffo (5/22/19) summarizes the change in the economic background of students from 1996 to 2016. As of the 2015-16 academic year (the most recent data available), about 20 …Read More »