Snapshot

Countries with the Most STEM Graduates

Growth Mindset in STEM

Employer Confidence in University Preparedness

Source: Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work — Selected Findings from Online Surveys of Business Executives and Hiring Managers, p. 5. Hart Research Associates survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2018, July). Available: https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/LEAP/2018EmployerResearchReport.pdf

MHE 2018 Future Workforce Survey

graphic from: 2018 Future Workforce Survey. (Spring 2018.) Students have a different perception of their skills than employers do. McGraw-Hill Education in conjunction with MMR Research Associates, p. 41. Accessed 12 July 2018 at https://s3.amazonaws.com/ecommerce-prod.mheducation.com/unitas/corporate/promotions/2018-future-workforce-survey-analysis.pdf

An Increasingly Diverse South

Source: Chart from p. 5 of “State of the South: Recovering Our Courage — Executive Summary,” published 2018 by MDC at https://www.mdcinc.org/home/knowledge-bank/state-of-south/. MDC calculation of 2016 data using Economic Modeling Specialists International (Q1.2017).

Company Culture and Employability

Source: Hora, M. T., Benbow, R. J., & Oleson, A. K. (2018, January). Beyond the skills gap: Preparing college students for life and work. AAC&U Annual Conference, Washington D.C. Co-authors also refer readers to: Rivera, L. A. (2012). The case of elite professional service firms. American Sociological Review, 77(6), 999-1022.

7 Personality Traits that Define Gen Z

Graphic from Generation Z: What Employers Need to Know, based on a peer survey of over 600 Gen Z high school students. The study was conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity in collaboration with Dr. David Stillman, co-author of When Generations Collide and The M Factor.

Is Your College a Good Place for Minority Students to Study?

The graphic shows that 65% of white students thought college was a good place to study for minorities, 78% of black students thought so, 82% of Hispanic students thought so, and 79% of Asian students thought so. The question asked was of graduates 1990-2016. Source: “Is your college a good place for minority students to […]

The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance

A Hypothesized Model of How Five Noncognitive Factors Affect Academic Performance within a Classroom/School and Larger Socio-Cultural Context From Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance: A Critical Literature Review (2012), Fig. 2.1, p. 12: A Hypothesized Model of How Five Noncognitive Factors Affect Academic Performance within a […]

Americans’ Literacy Levels

Infographic showing Americans’ Literacy Levels for interpreting prose narrative, document information, and quantitative information. Examples of the five levels of literacy included in the graphic: Level 1 — Locate the time of a meeting on a form; Level 2 — Locate an intersection on a street map; Level 3 — Interpret instructions from an appliance […]