Media & NewsOctober 4, 2018

Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated workers in U.S.

Newsroom employees are more than twice as likely as other U.S. workers to be college graduates. But they tend to make less money than college-educated workers in other industries.

GlobalSeptember 14, 2018

Education levels of U.S. immigrants are on the rise

In 2016, 17.2% of U.S. immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree and another 12.8% had attained a postgraduate degree. Both shares are up since 1980.

September 7, 2018

6 facts about America’s students

A projected 50.7 million pre-K-12 students will return to the classroom in U.S. public schools this fall. As the school year gets underway, read key findings about America’s students and their experiences.

Pew Research CenterAugust 27, 2018

America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year. That makes teachers considerably less racially and ethnically diverse than their students – as well as the nation as a whole.

GlobalAugust 6, 2018

Most European students are learning a foreign language in school while Americans lag

A median of 92% of European students are learning a language in school. Far fewer K-12 students in the U.S. participate in foreign language education.

July 26, 2018

Most Americans say higher ed is heading in wrong direction, but partisans disagree on why

About six-in-ten Americans say higher education in the United States is going in the wrong direction. Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart on why.

Pew Research CenterJune 12, 2018

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

Pew Research CenterMay 15, 2018

Rising share of U.S. primary schools have sworn officers on the premises

An estimated 36% of U.S. public primary schools had sworn officers on site at least once a week in the 2015-16 school year, up from 21% a decade earlier.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.