New report reveals value of college education
In today’s uncertain economic conditions, some individuals may be questioning the return on investment offered by attending Christian colleges and universities. However, according to a report published by Georgetown University’s Center for Education, a college degree is practically indispensable in today’s competitive job market.
The study, titled “The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm,” reveals that graduates are far more likely to experience favorable employment prospects upon completion of their studies at Christian universities than those who only have a high school diploma.
“It is a tough job market for college graduates but far worse for those without a college education,” said Anthony Carnevale, co-author of the report. “At a time when more and more people are debating the value of postsecondary education, this data shows that your chances of being unemployed increase dramatically without a college degree.”
According to the report, more than 2.2 million jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree have been created since the beginning of the recession in 2008. At the same time, the number of jobs that only require a high school diploma fell by 5.6 million during this same period.