In what many economists consider to be a “strong” economy, we’re not seeing this strength show up in new grad salaries.
Reported by Education Dive, the average starting salary for new graduates has actually stayed fairly flat-line since 2015, at around $51,000.
The takeaway? With many prospective students beginning to question the value of higher education, we need to do a better job connecting the dots of our degree programs to the employer requirements of higher-paying first jobs post-degree.
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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