12 10, 2015

College Educated Workers Congregate Together

By |2017-03-07T15:06:49-07:00October 12th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

All across the country, communities “are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford.”[1] Describing this trend, Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains: In 1980, the average college graduate earned 38% more than the average high [...]

10 08, 2015

Education = Earnings

By |2017-03-07T15:06:51-07:00August 10th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The Impact of Education on Wages The data is clear that wages substantially increase with higher levels of education. The College Board’s Education Pays 2013 report states: “Median earnings of bachelor’s degree recipients with no advanced degree working full time in 2011 were $56,500, $21,100 more than median earnings of high school graduates. Individuals with [...]

15 07, 2015

Dream Weber-A Model for Improving College Access and Completion

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 15th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

The rising cost of education is killing college dreams for many Americans. Colleges across the country have increased tuition and fees due to sharp reductions in state funding and subsidies since the Great Recession. Spending cuts in state budgets hit higher education especially hard, in some cases doubling the student’s share of tuition. This trend [...]

1 07, 2015

Rising Tuition Costs and the Need for a Talented Workforce

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 1st, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

By Shuktika Maheshwari, Matt Lusty, & Marisa Bomis Tuition is Rising Over the past few years, tuition cost has become a matter of concern for the nation. Economics reporter John W. Schoen of CNBC.com says  “since 1971, tuition has risen six percent more than inflation, forcing more and more students to take higher amount of [...]