15 Higher Education Stats to Share with Students: Infographic

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Teachers in the K-12 world seem more concerned than ever about college and career readiness. How important it is for a second grader to consider higher education is a debate for another blog post, but for teachers who need something to share with anyone wondering why we’re testing elementary students and discussing global competition in education, this infographic provides a nice foundation for the discussion.

The research here suggests that by 2020, global jobs will be missing 85 million middle-skilled workers. The survey data suggests that a lack of higher education may be the root of this problem. This is only one of 15 interesting statistics on learning and the potential impact of higher education on careers. Please let us know what you think of these numbers and their ramifications for longterm global economic growth.


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