Best Practices for Alumni Communities These recommendations for alumni communities focus on giving and showing appreciation to alumni, providing various services to promote their success, and maintaining long-term relationships with alumni long after graduation for the benefit of both the alumni and institution.
The Contribution of Private Sector Colleges and Universities to IP-Intensive Industries in the United States
Private sector institutions provide an outsized proportion of skilled, credentialed workers to intellectual property-intensive industries. These industries—petroleum and coal products, chemicals, computer and electronic products, transportation equipment, medical equipment, and software—invest more on R&D per employee than the national average among all U.S. industries. They fuel innovations that strengthen our economy and provide good jobs with high incomes.
This report presents data that documents the market demand of these growing industries for the practical education and training that private sector colleges and universities provide.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.