The Education Advisory Board is a higher education consulting firm based out of Washington D.C. that provides research and trend analysis to better inform higher education leaders. Lewis has been a member since 2012.
This particular research report discovered that for every 100 students who start a bachelor degree:
* Twenty-two will fail to earn any credential.
* Twelve are still enrolled six years after they started.
* Three will earn an associate degree
* Twenty-eight will graduate, but will not be working a job that required a bachelor’s degree.
* Thirty-five will graduate and end up working in a job requiring their degree.
Depending on your point of view, this could be viewed as an indictment of higher education or a positive sign as 78% earned a credential beyond a high school diploma.
At a minimum, it is thought-provoking and a conversation starter as to whether we are doing all that we can to help students chart the right path and succeed.