Fewer than 1 million foreign students enrolled for either online or in-person classes at U.S. universities in the 2020-21 school year.
The growing gender gap in higher education – in enrollment and graduation rates – has been a topic of conversation and debate in recent months.
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
While Americans see some aspects of U.S. power more positively than people elsewhere, they offer more negative views in other areas.
Republicans are critical of how major institutions, from large corporations and tech companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the U.S.
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in STEM jobs compared with their share of the U.S. workforce.