The Millennial Generation Gets Educated
A recent study released by the Pew Research Center shows that the Millennial generation may be on its way to becoming the most educated generation in the history of America. The millennial generation consists of anyone who is within the 18 to 29 age range. The study reported that currently 19 percent of Millennials are already college graduates, 26 percent are still in school, and 30 percent have plans to return to school and earn a college degree. The majority of Millennials could eventually be college graduates if they are able to complete their education as planned.
The study found that while 19 percent of Millennials have already earned a degree, 39 percent are still in high school, trade school, or college. When it comes to pursuing education they are ambitious and of the 39 percent who are still attending school about half expressed a desire to earn a degree at a graduate or professional school. Along with high educational ambitions, Millennials are also working hard to put themselves through school. The study reported that about 24 percent balance both school and work, with 10 percent of students working full time and 14 percent part time.