Documenting Uncertain Times: Post-graduate Transitions of the Academically Adrift Cohort

This report describes the post-college transitions of college graduates originally profiled in the highly discussed book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (2011). Despite having successfully completed four-year colleges, the graduates in this ongoing study by the SSRC's Education Research Program (in collaboration with the Council for Aid to Education) are facing difficult school-to work transitions in today’s economic environment, struggling with significant financial burdens and employment challenges. Notably, we find that individual post-college experiences track with performance at the end of college on an evaluation of their higher-order generic skills measured with the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA).

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Title
Documenting Uncertain Times: Post-graduate Transitions of the Academically Adrift Cohort
Author
Arum, Richard, Cho, Esther, Kim, Jeannie and Roksa, Josipa
Published
Social Science Research Council, 2012
Citation
Arum, Richard, Cho, Esther, Kim, Jeannie and Roksa, Josipa, Documenting Uncertain Times: Post-graduate Transitions of the Academically Adrift Cohort (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2012).