Have you seen the inaugural report published in June 2017 by Gallup and Strada Education Network entitled “On Second Thought: U.S. Adults Reflect on Their Education Decisions”? I found several of the findings interesting and thought I’d share 4 key observations here:
- About half of all U.S. adults who pursued or completed postsecondary degrees would change at least one aspect of their experience. If they could press the reset button, they would change their major, the institution attended, or the type of degree obtained.
- When looking at those whose highest level of education is a bachelor's degree, 40% have second thoughts about their major.
- Individuals who complete a vocational, trade or technical program are more positive about their decisions than those with an associate or bachelor’s degree.
- STEM graduates at all education levels are the least likely to report they would make different decisions about their postsecondary education.
With this information, it’s obvious to Couragion that students need more information and guidance before making these critical education decisions. We are dedicated to helping students pursue the postsecondary options that are most relevant to their career aspirations and lifestyle goals. And those pathways are diverse and varied ranging from training to certifications to degrees. Read the complete report here for more information. I'd love to hear your thoughts!