The economic implications of graduating college at an older age

A new study finds that "a large fraction — around 20% — of college graduates obtained their degree after age 30."
"Late bloomers account for more than half of the growth in the share of college-educated adults from 1960 to 2019," said Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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Unemployment for recent college grads is the lowest in a generation

May 8, 2023
The class of 2023 is entering a strong labor market as employers continue to snap up workers.
College students graduating in 2023 are entering a strong labor market, according to recent data.
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A tight labor market means the class of 2022 has options

“Companies are recruiting at a level that we've never seen before,” said Colby College President David Greene.
“Companies are recruiting at a level that we've never seen before,” said Colby College president David Greene
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China to count bloggers and gamers as "employed" during pandemic

Aug 12, 2020
The news has fueled a perception that officials are out to inflate employment figures for a record 8.7 million graduates potentially entering a worsening jobs market.
Students at a job fair in Shanghai. An estimated 8.7 million graduates could enter the workforce this year during the pandemic.
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Government recruiting in the age of shutdowns

Nov 1, 2019
Federal workers started bailing out of government jobs last December, as the shutdown got underway; 22,000 quit in March.
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College graduates see best job and pay prospects in years, survey says

Apr 22, 2019
The tight labor market is translating into one of the most robust hiring seasons for college grads in recent years.
Nearly 300,000 students attended HBCUs in 2015.
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How much are we earning almost a decade after the Great Recession?

May 23, 2018
A look at the state of wages for young college graduates and how wages break down by education level.
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Half of college graduates are earning less than they did in 2000

Mar 30, 2017
Meanwhile, the top percentile of wage earners are seeing the fastest wage growth.
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