The art and science of the scatterplot
This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.
Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever
Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.
5 facts about America’s students
Today’s American students are more diverse, and on track to be better educated, than their parents and grandparents.
How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago
Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.
South Korea’s Millennials downbeat about payoff of education, future
Young people there were less likely than those ages 50 and older to say children today will be better off financially than their parents.
A college degree wasn’t always a ‘must’ for U.S. presidential candidates
If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins the Republican presidential nomination next year, he’ll be the first major-party nominee without a college degree since Barry Goldwater in 1964.
Hispanics to benefit from Obama’s community college plan
More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity.
For most highly educated women, motherhood doesn’t start until the 30s
More than half (54%) of mothers near the end of their childbearing years with at least a master’s degree had their first child after their 20s. In fact, one-fifth didn’t become mothers until they were at least 35. Some 28% became moms in their late 20s, and 18% had children earlier in their lives.
5 facts about today’s college graduates
Facts and figures about college graduates.
Fancy degree? Most Americans say it’s not required to be president
Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations — a fact that doesn’t appear to bother many Americans.