Gallup Research Shows 62% Increase in Alumni Median Personal Earnings for Career Education Colleges and Universities
A new Gallup research study of student satisfaction among graduates of a selection of the nation’s career education colleges and universities found a 62% increase in median personal earnings for the graduates surveyed. The Gallup research, commissioned by CECU, was conducted Sept. 25-Oct. 19, 2018 and includes responses from 3,203 recent CECU member institution alumni. Gallup remains one of the most independent and respected research firms and conducts numerous student and alumni satisfaction surveys among all sectors of higher education.
“The Gallup findings that most CECU career colleges and universities provide programs that prepare graduates to enter the workforce quickly, and in jobs that deeply interest them, confirms what was known by our alumni and schools, but little known outside our sector,” said Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU. “This research by Gallup ends the debate regarding outcomes for our schools—Gallup conducted a random selection of the CECU schools and graduates to be interviewed. We are obviously pleased with the results.”
Career Education Colleges and Universities president and CEO Steve Gunderson called upon the Senator and House Members reviewing the recent closure of ECA to focus on the students. In a letter sent to Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representatives Elijah Cummings, and Suzanne Bonamici, Gunderson called upon Congress to review and revise the current legislative and regulatory guidelines to better prioritize “Keeping students in school.”
Career Education Colleges and Universities President and CEO Steve Gunderson called for a new era of bipartisanship in crafting higher education policy. In a letter sent to the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor Bobby Scott, Gunderson highlighted the unique opportunity before the Committee and higher education stakeholders:
“Your commitment to a bi-partisan Higher Education Reauthorization combined with Senator Alexander’s desire to complete this process gives us a unique opportunity to modernize the current act. This is so important. Everything has changed in the past ten years – the student demographics; the academic delivery technologies; and the growing focus on workforce skills – except the current law.”