Lots of research indicates graduating from college in an economic downturn hurts a worker’s career and earnings—and the financial effects, at least, persist for 10 years or more. Yet a new study from Emory University indicates those who earn a degree during challenging economic times are ultimately happier with their jobs.
Despite a national survey showing employers expect to hire more new college graduates this year, young job seekers are having a hard time finding work. Many are coming to the conclusion that their expectations will have to be trimmed. Some are taking jobs in sales and customer service.
A new study shows Georgia ranks among the top-10 states nationally in high school graduates enrolling for college. But once they get there, they take too long to finish or drop out. And earlier in the education system, fewer than half of ninth-graders are classified as having a “reasonable chance” of getting to college.