A new survey shows that college graduates now earn higher starting salaries and are less likely to continue on to graduate school. But students split by gender and race on the decision to continue their schooling or jump into the workforce.
According to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, men who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2015 were more likely to plan to enter the workforce directly after graduation than women. Students of color and international students were more likely than white students to say they planned to continue their schooling. Asians, in particular, reported a growing interest in staying in school than in previous years.
Overall, about 61 percent of 2015 graduates said they planned to enter the workforce, while about 23 percent planned to continue their education. White men (about 63 percent) were most likely to say they were headed for jobs, while Asian-American and multiracial women (about 47 percent) were the least likely to say they planned to join the workforce. White and Latino men (at around 19 percent) were the least likely to say they planned to continue their schooling, while both international men and women (at around 30 percent) were the most likely to plan to stay in school.