Just 8% of U.S. college admissions directors agree or strongly agree that prospective students understand the value of a liberal arts education.
U.S. adults who attend technical or vocational programs are most likely to say they received advice on their field of study from informal social networks, with a high percentage (86%) saying this guidance was helpful.
83% of U.S. adults with some college education find work-based sources of advice about their major helpful, but only 20% use them.
Colleges and universities need alumni to serve as mentors for current students and help them get internships.
Seeking Critical Collegiate Experiences and Consistent Progression in Higher Education
"Liberal" is politically charged, and "arts" has a negative connotation regarding improving graduates' job prospects.
Top institutions have led an arms race of extensive new facilities, substantial growth in administrative staff, and an expansion of postgraduate degrees and programs -- with skyrocketing tuition. This is unsustainable.
Four in 10 chief business officers are concerned about the financial stability of their institution in the next five years.
How to fix the misalignment between the talents employers demand and the skills graduates have as they enter the workforce.
Tips for the college-bound based on Gallup research
If you're like the majority of U.S. adults who pursued a postsecondary education, you would redo your degree type, institution or major.
51% of U.S. adults would change at least one of their education decisions.
Nearly three-fourths of WGU grads strongly agree their education was worth the cost
Most chief academic officers and provosts say their institution is focusing more on the ability of degree programs to help students get good jobs.
Building innate talents into strengths in college or at work requires practice, much like building physical strength.