Employer Survey & Economic Trend Research

As part of AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative, AAC&U periodically commissions national surveys and/or conducts focus groups to examine trends related to college graduates and the most important learning experiences and outcomes they need to successfully  navigate the global economy.

"Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work" (2018)

"Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success" (2015)

"It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success" (2013)

"Raising the Bar: Employers' Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn" (2010)

"How Should Colleges Assess And Improve Student Learning? Employers' Views on the Accountability Challenge" (2008)

"How Should Colleges Prepare Students To Succeed in Today's Global Economy?" (2007)

“The Economic Case for Liberal Education”

"How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths"

Other Public Opinion Research

Findings from Focus Groups with Private Employers