Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Insights

The nation's largest data set of consumer insights on pathways from education to employment.

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2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey

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Finding a Path that Works for Consumers

For the 20 million Americans investing billions of dollars annually in postsecondary education, the Education Consumer Pulse provides relevant insights into what paid off for other adults with similar goals or backgrounds.

Education

Half of College Students Say Their Major Leads to a Good Job

Zac Auter

Fifty-three percent of college students express high confidence that their major will lead to a good job. However, students who say faculty initiated conversations with them about career options have higher levels of confidence.

Education

Internships Help Community College Grads' Job Prospects

by Ashley Artrip and Zac Auter

Associate degree students with internships related to their studies are much more likely than those without such internships to have had a good job prospect immediately upon graduation.

Opinion

Colleges: Learning Organizations That Aren't Learning

Brandon Busteed

Colleges are supposed to be learning organizations. But their staff and faculty rank lower than other U.S. employees do in measures of learning and growth.

Opinion

What Gallup Learned About Higher Education in 2017

Zac Auter

Gallup's research on higher education in 2017 illuminated the serious issues facing U.S. colleges and universities.

Strada Education Network and Gallup are pleased to have support and guidance from a number of recognized higher education, policy and employer partners through our Education Consumer Pulse Advisory Committee. Members of the committee include the following:

  • Molly Broad, President, American Council on Education
  • Michelle Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
  • Glenn DuBois, Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
  • John Engler, former governor of Michigan; Former President, Business Roundtable
  • Lucia Folk, Vice President of Public Affairs, Country Music Television
  • Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign; Senior Fellow, Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at New York University
  • Les Lenkowsky, Special Counsellor to the Dean, Lilly School of Philanthropy, IUPUI
  • Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  • Tom Luna, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Project Lead the Way
  • Jack Markell, former governor of Delaware
  • Wes Moore, Founder and CEO, BridgeEdU
  • Marc Morial, President, National Urban League
  • Beverly Perdue, former governor of North Carolina
  • David Soo, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education
  • Johnny Taylor, President and CEO, SHRM
  • Victoria Vasques, CEO, Tribal Tech
  • Ben Wallerstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Whiteboard Advisors
  • Grover "Russ" Whitehurst, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

"Consumer insights, when used effectively, have proven to be the key to innovation and success in nearly every industry. It's time we listen to education consumers to drive the innovation needed in higher education."
-Bill Hansen, Strada Education Network President and CEO

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