Sunday, November 18, 2012

Statistics: Consequences of a College Education

  1. 53.6% of U.S. college grads under 25 are jobless or underemployed.
  2. 8.5% of national unemployment rate when Class of 2012 graduated.
  3. 49% of 18 to 34-year-olds take a job they don't want so as to be able to pay bills.
  4. 24% of them have taken an unpaid job to gain work exprience.
  5. 35% have gone back to school to because of America's poor economy.
  6. 24% have moved back in with their parents after living along after graduation.
  7. 30% of graduates consider thier job a career.
  8. 19% are working part-time but want full-time jobs.
  9. 50% of all jobs are found through family, frineds or colleagues.
  10. 32% of college graduated have debt.
  11. $20,457 national average of student debt.
  12. $44,442 is the average starting salary.

    source: National Association of Colleges and Employers salary survey, April 2012;
    Pew Research Center college graduation, February and May 2012.


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