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Did you know 47% of women that recently graduated college have a job that does not require a degree, with an average salary of $37,330, and an average student debt of $39,400. 

. . . and 37% of men are in the same boat.

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24 minutes ago, cocomax said:

Did you know 47% of women that recently graduated college have a job that does not require a degree, with an average salary of $37,330, and an average student debt of $39,400. 

. . . and 37% of men are in the same boat.

Sounds to me the men are making somewhat better decisions. Or just maybe they are drawn to degrees that lead to better pay.

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1 hour ago, cocomax said:

Did you know 47% of women that recently graduated college have a job that does not require a degree, with an average salary of $37,330, and an average student debt of $39,400. 

. . . and 37% of men are in the same boat.

Yes, I know that more than half of our nation's college grads get a job that requires a degree within a year of graduation.

Daughter was in the other half, took a year for the oil slump to rebound for her to get a job with the company she targeted.

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2 hours ago, cocomax said:

Did you know 47% of women that recently graduated college have a job that does not require a degree, with an average salary of $37,330, and an average student debt of $39,400. 

. . . and 37% of men are in the same boat.

The percent depends on your source of data.

Underemployement is trending down:

https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/Underemployment-Declines.pdf

https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/college-labor-market/college-labor-market_underemployment_jobtypes.html

 

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On 9/19/2018 at 7:45 AM, cocomax said:

We would be a lot better off is we based hiring people and college admissions on merit and merit alone. 

I agree and disagree.  There are plenty of exclusive private and public universities that admit only the best high school students. They have an important place in our society.   I teach science at community college, whose mission, in part, is to provide second (or more) chances to students that did not do well in high school.  Every quarter I have one or more single mothers who are often my best students.   Most of my students are in the so-called lower middle class, supposedly the main Trump demographic.  Some of them work hard and some continue the habits that put them and their families in the socioeconomic position they are in.  We must continue to make sure that affordable post K12 education opportunities are available to our public and open on a first come basis.

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