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Higher Education

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College graduates who say they received realistic expectations about employment prospects are much more likely to find purposeful work.

Few see higher education as doing a good job preparing current or future workers for the workforce.

Engaged faculty and staff are emotionally and psychologically committed to their work, creating more opportunities for student success.

An inclusive campus is one that allows students to better understand their strengths and that recognizes and respects students for their uniqueness.

With rising tuition, $1.5 trillion in student loan debt and completion rates under 60%, the value of higher education is in question.

The recent scandal reveals how simple the college admissions process is for some and how hard it is for others.

79% of WGU graduates are employed full time for an employer.

by Stephanie Marken

Since 2015, confidence in higher education has decreased significantly, while affordability has simultaneously affected perceptions of the industry.

80% of college graduates affirm the importance of finding purpose in their work, yet less than half succeed in finding it.

Discover how RMU uses the Gallup Alumni Survey to shape its brand and strategic plan.

by Dawn Royal and Tommy Tran

Career and vocational school graduates have increased opportunities to quickly find jobs that align with their education and see a sizable increase in income.

50% of alumni of Career Education Colleges and Universities find good jobs in the field related to their studies within six months of completion.

Colleges and universities promote alumni networks to help students find jobs after graduation, but fewer than one in 10 graduates are benefiting.

Mentorship is key to college students' success, and institutions of higher learning need to do more to ensure that students find mentors.

Aligning CliftonStrengths for Students with the mission of a college or university is crucial to creating a thriving, healthy campus.