Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why more employers are saying a two-year degree will do

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
The four-year degree "is still the desired standard among businesses right now," says Scott Carlson, senior writer at the Washington, D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education, who has covered higher education for 18 years. It persists in the face of a trend toward competency-based education, where students receive credit for classes when they demonstrate certain skills, and micro-credentialing and digital badging, both catching on in the tech world. Requiring a four-year degree is "a way of socio-economically filtering your applicant pool," Carlson adds. Statistics support his assertion: Of the 75,651 bachelor's degrees conferred by Illinois universities and colleges in 2016, 59 percent went to whites, 11 percent to Hispanics and 10 percent to blacks.
An article worth your time.