Higher Demand for Higher Levels of Education

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  • Occupations that require more education are projected to grow at faster rates than those that require less postsecondary experience.[1]
  • Undergraduate degrees are the first step towards graduate degrees and New York State’s Independent Sector students earn 51% of bachelor’s, 72% of master’s, and 79% of doctoral and first professional degrees awarded in the state.[2]

[1] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, projections 2014 to 2024

[2] IPEDS completions, 2014-15