3 On Your Side: Many College Grads Not Working In Careers Requiring Degrees The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in October, the lowest level since July 2008 and down from 7.2 percent a year earlier. Employers have now added at least 200,000 jobs for nine straight months -- the longest such stretch since 1995.
Continuing Education<em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/national/nationalspecial2/index.html" target="_blank">The New York Times</a></em> recently devoted a special section to the many alternatives now available for continuing education, though most financial aid does not apply.
College TransfersAbout one third of students at all types of higher ed institutions transfer, with transfers peaking in the second year.
Where Are The Jobs?A new report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on the current economic value of college degrees.