News about the College Class of 2011:
1. Chicago Sun-Times
-- "Job postings and recruitment activity are up at Chicago area college campuses this year, and employers nationally say they plan to boost hiring — more evidence of a slowly recovering but still highly competitive job market. Employers will hire 19 percent more new college graduates nationally this year than they did in 2010, according to a survey released this month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is the first time since 2007 the NACE survey has revealed a double-digit increase in spring hiring projections." (HT: Steve Bartin
3. The chart above shows the gender breakdown for college graduates this year, and the projected breakdown for the Class of 2020, according to data from the Department of Education.
-- "The good news continues to roll in for the Class of 2011 as results from NACE’s Spring 2011 Salary Survey
show that the average salary offer to all Class of 2011 graduates now stands at $50,462, which is up 5.9 percent
over the overall average of $47,673 to Class of 2010 graduates."