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More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

The Association of American Colleges and Universities released a report summarizing the findings of a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders. The survey reveals that 74 percent of business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a twenty-first century liberal education to a young person they know in order to prepare for long-term professional success in today’s global economy. Another key finding is that nearly all employers surveyed (93 percent) say that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate’s] undergraduate major.”

Read the press release here.

Download the full report (.pdf) here.