(PRWEB) January 09, 2015
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 21 million Americans were expected to be enrolled in some form of college or university at some point in 2014. (Source: http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=98) That represents nearly a 25 percent increase since 2000. Over that 14-year period college enrollment growth has been particularly strong among women and people of color.
The reasons for the growth in college enrollment are clear. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average college graduate makes around $58,000 per year (Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-10.pdf), while the average high school graduate makes far less. Those who pursue advanced degrees have even greater earning potential.
The post-secondary educational landscape is changing, though. In a new episode of "In America," host James Earl Jones and other experts will look in-depth at college education in the United States. They'll examine the growth in enrollment, the increasing cost of post-secondary education, and the growing popularity of non-traditional, for-profit institutions.
The "In America" program is not affiliated with PBS. It is directly and independently distributed to Public Television stations. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.inamericatv.com