Cengage, a UK based company offering digital teaching, learning and publishing services, has published its first “Cengage Student Opportunity Index” measuring Graduate Opportunity Across Economic, Employment, Social and Personal Well-Being. It measured the opportunity environment for graduates across 17 indicators, using existing public data and a survey of 2 500 recent and upcoming graduates.
Among their key findings represented in their infographic:
- 93% of graduates think they’ll find a related job in 6 months after graduation, but only 60% do;
- The Mid-West and South of the US have the lowest graduate employment rates
- On average, upcoming and recent graduate believe they can pay off their study debt (average $22 919) in six years, but it takes them on average 20 years.
- 36% believe that the US is currently heading in the right direction, but men (49%) significantly more than women (29%).