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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

Inside Higher Ed

Kathryn Palmer
November 30, 2023
Most employers have confidence in a college graduate’s ability to succeed in the workforce. They also value degrees from institutions that expose potential employees to a wide range of viewpoints.
Those are two of the biggest takeaways from a report released today by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. The report is based on a survey of 1,010 executives and hiring managers across the nation about their attitudes on the value of higher education in preparing students for the workforce. It was conducted in May by Morning Consult, a nonpartisan research company.
According to the report, 81 percent of employers said they agreed—either strongly or somewhat—that completing a college degree is worth it, despite the money and time it requires. Eighty-three percent said they felt a college degree equipped graduates for success in the job market.
The Value of a College Degree
Employers’ level of agreement with the statement: “I think getting a college degree today is worth it, despite the money and time needed to do so.”
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