The Pew Research Center reports that 40% of individuals ages 25-29 had at least a bachelor’s degree. This is a an 8% increase from Generation X and a 14% increase from the Baby Boomer workforce population. The Pew Research Center’s report pulled data from the U.S. Census Bureau that reflected a number of changes in the the younger generation of workers including:
Almost half of Millennial women have a bachelor's degree
Two-thirds of Asian workers 25-29 (65%) have at least a bachelor's
42% of individuals 25-29 in metro areas have a bachelor's
The Pew Research Center data represents the changing nature of the workforce for young professionals. In terms of the question, “Why earn a bachelor’s degree,” the data shows that a bachelor’s degree is almost a requirement/expectation for the Millennial generation. Non-traditional students and busy young professionals may not have the time, however, to go through a traditional four-year on-campus program.
Central Christian College’s online bachelor and associate degrees offer an alternative to learners of all ages. 100% online, the courses work around students’ professional and personal schedules. Central Christian College Online also offers a generous transfer credit so you may be able to make previous educational experience count towards your bachelor’s degree. Learn more here.