Tag: College Graduates

Archive

Middle Class Wealth Erosion Set to Continue

The above chart depicts that the wealthiest and upper middle class have not only regained their wealth previous to the 2008 recession, but gained greater wealth, at the expense of the middle class and poorest classes. And, now, middle class and poorer families are facing an even greater economic downturn that has yet to be …

Archive

Difficult Labor Market Directly Ahead

Courtesy Bloomberg News The employment outlook is at best difficult, and at worst, dire, even worse than The Great Financial Crisis of 2009 which was the worst in 45 years. Now, is the time to think seriously how to compete for what will be a difficult employment environment, at least over the short and intermediate …

Archive

Why a College Degree May Not Be a Guarantee of “Wealth” and Prosperity

  Hat Tip: Whatever It Takes to Never Give Up, Doug Noland   Related PostsSalary: Only One Measure of A College’s Worth Reviewing The Week In Education: March 31-April 6 The Complexity of Choosing Colleges

Archive

The State of A College Education, Part 2: The (Un)Fulfilled Promise of a College Degree

As I posited in Part 1, although an exact date is impossible to state, sentiment amongst college graduates is set to decline (as seen in the graph above), testing and possibly exceeding the 2009 lows. As the last of the Millenials graduate college this year (2019), many are disgruntled that the financial prosperty promised by …

Archive

Got Jobs?

Since many attend college in search of “The Golden Ticket”, AKA “a good job”, the above map can give needed information about employment opportunities to both high school seniors and soon-to-be college graduates. With more information about the greatest potential employment in a particular location, students can consider if they’d move somewhere, apply to a …

Archive

The State of College Affairs, Part 1

In the chart above, the confidence amongst college graduates has steadily increased during the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. Yet, as said sentiment drops with each recession and economists now predict recession within the next twelve months, I’d posit that sentiment amongst college graduates is rolling over and will revisit the 2009 lows. I …

Archive

The Practicality of a College Education

Presented in addition to last week’s post about what faces Class of 2015 Graduates… From Zero Hedge, May 31, 2015 Related PostsLet’s All Imagine Genius Scantron Tests: A Jedi Mind Trick? Is This What REALLY Happens in College Admissions Offices?

Archive

Congrats, Class of 2015?

The Class of 2015’s graduation celebrations may be short-lived.  A graduation is often called a commencement, or beginning.  So, what can the Class of 2015 expect for their new beginning? 1) The highest average student debt of any graduating class in the last 23 years – $35,000 per student loan borrower. 2) In addition, a …