Anticipated Shortage of Workers with a Postsecondary Education
By 2018 we will need an additional 22 million new college graduates to fill the demand of the labor market. At current degree attainment rates, we will fall short of that number by at least three million postsecondary degrees and at least 4.7 million postsecondary certificates.
Source: Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Jeff Strohl. Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2010.