The “strong” economy isn’t showing in new grad salaries

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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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.