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Through research we listen to and elevate past, present, and prospective students’ views on education and training. These insights can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and employers working to expand access, increase completion rates, and strengthen the value of education as more students secure good jobs, do meaningful work, and lead fulfilling lives.
With hundreds of thousands of survey responses, our research documents how individuals from all backgrounds view the value of education and training in their lives. Our findings identify how to best engage and serve current and future students and provide benchmarks for educators and policymakers to evaluate how their systems, institutions, and programs are performing.
Dive into our data and learn how Americans feel about education and work, what they value, and how their perceptions have changed over time. Explore our Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Surveys of more than 350,000 adults, the Public Viewpoint monitoring of COVID-19’s impact on education and work, or our Education Value Survey of recent college graduates.
Launched in 2020 to provide leaders across our nation with frontline perspectives about education and work after high school during the global pandemic, this ongoing nationally representative survey provides a combination of trend monitoring and timely topical insights. This research allows users to monitor the public pulse on education and training.
Among students who have work-based learning experiences, those with paid internships stand out for their increased earning power, confidence in themselves, and recognition of the value of their education.
Two centuries after the first historically Black colleges and universities were founded, the 101 accredited HBCUs in operation today continue to deliver on their legacy of expanding educational opportunity for Black students that leads to successful and fulfilling lives.
As a field, higher education has experienced a continuing evolution in how to measure success. For nearly five decades success efforts were focused on access, followed by the past decade and a half pursuing completion, and the field now has a growing focus on the value of a degree and student outcomes beyond completion.
Strada’s prior research on undergraduate perceptions of the value of their education demonstrates that students value their education most when they receive support to connect their education and career interests.
The baccalaureate degree remains the surest path to economic mobility, employment stability, and a host of associated social benefits.
The declines in postsecondary education enrollment made headlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but what does that mean for the students behind those statistics?
Nondegree credentials have been growing rapidly for decades. Questions about their quality and value, however, remain.
Disrupted high school graduates cited stress, anxiety, and uncertainty as having the greatest influence on their decision to delay further education — and they say guidance, affordability, and connections to career would help them re-engage.
Recent high school graduates share why their education plans were disrupted, and what types of support could bring them back
From its onset in early 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended life across the world, leading to uncertainty around health, work, finances, education, and a host of other issues.
Will Pandemic-Disrupted Learners Return to School?
Over the past 15 years, the number of student loan recipients has increased by 51 percent and the debt associated with those loans has more than doubled. More Americans are borrowing more money to go to college
We asked alumni nationwide who had borrowed money to go to school if their loans were worth it.
Expert panelists discuss the value of short-term programs, employer investments, and skills-based hiring
In the recovering economy, employers will play a central role as Americans look to reskill, upskill, and compete in the workforce. But what do people want and expect from employers’ hiring, advancement, and training practices? In this research we explore the public’s perceptions on skills-based hiring, preferences for employer-provided education and training benefits, and beliefs about who should fund education and training.
Strada Education Network’s latest Public Viewpoint research highlights widespread belief that when it comes to career, skills and experience should take precedence over formal credentials—and that Americans highly value employers who will support their education and career development.
After weeks of uncertainty, precaution, stay-at-home orders, and economic turbulence, Americans are beginning to plan for the next stage of their lives. For many, that means making decisions about whether to pursue education and training. In the eighth week of Strada’s Public Viewpoint survey centered around Americans’ attitudes during the pandemic, we gathered insights about Americans’ plans for their education and training, which groups are most likely to enroll, and who Americans are consulting for advice on their education plans.
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