Is it taking new generations longer to find good jobs?

Is it taking new generations longer to find good jobs?

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reminds us that while elder millennials didn’t reach economic self-sufficiency on average until their early 30s, this is a full half decade later than it took elder boomers to reach that place. However, in their 30s, millennials pulled ahead of the boomers as well. And perhaps this is the most critical issue in our pursuit for clarifying higher education’s value. Perhaps it simply doesn’t happen fast enough post-graduation.

The takeaway? What if all our graduates became economically self-sufficient directly out of college? What if that was higher up our goals list? What if we designed our programs around that? Would that immediately change higher ed’s value perception?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.