By now, many people in the United States are well aware of the importance of a college degree.
It is a major driver of economic mobility, creates a solid foundation for professional development, and provides the workforce with a reliable source of jobs.
However, few know that even the most well-rounded of college graduates often struggle to find jobs after graduation.
For the majority of college students, their first jobs are lower paying service jobs and other lower paying, low-paying, service jobs, and the majority will never land a job with a company that actually cares about their interests.
This is especially true for women and people of color.
According to a study released in May, just 20% of Black college graduates earn a salary above $25,000 a year, which is a far cry from the 50% of white college graduates that earn more than $75,000 per year.
For students of color, it’s even worse.
According to the same report, just 25% of students of colour in college earn at least $50,000 annually, which means that for students of Color, their median annual income is $25.43.
This means that the majority are still in poverty, and many of them have to rely on food stamps, rent assistance, and other support programs for basic needs.
In the United Kingdom, this is also true.
In a recent survey, Black students, who are twice as likely as White students to have only one year of college, are only half as likely to receive full-time post-secondary education compared to their White peers.
According the U.K. Office for National Statistics, over 30% of British students of African descent have to live in poverty.
This is especially alarming given that Black and Latino students make up about 45% of the population and make up one of the highest proportions of the Black community living in poverty in the world.
This fact is exacerbated by the fact that Black people make up less than 5% of graduates, and have even fewer opportunities to succeed in a college setting.
In addition, it is often hard for Black students to access and navigate job opportunities, due to the historically low levels of hiring of Black and Hispanic students.
To make matters worse, this has created an ever-increasing number of college debtors, who owe more than the average debt of the general population, even though the average student loan is less than $35,000.
This has resulted in a massive number of Black students in the U, and across the country, who have been forced to live on a constant war footing.
These students face the very real prospect of a lifetime of debt, with many of their savings going towards a down payment on a home, or the purchase of a car, which could be the first step in securing a better future.
While many of these issues may seem extreme, they are not new.
For example, in the 1980s, when the Great Recession began, the unemployment rate for Black people was 20% and the unemployment insurance rate was a whopping 45%.
However, in 2011, it dropped to 10% and only 5% for both Black and White workers.
Black unemployment was a massive increase from 2008-2011, and continues to be.
This trend is also evident in the statistics for college graduates in general, which show a significant decline over the last decade.
This decline is even more pronounced for Black college students who hold degrees.
In 2011, only 23% of White college graduates had a bachelor’s degree.
Black college grads were even more disadvantaged: only 19% of their peers held a degree.
This means that only 19.4% of American Black college graduate workers are employed, which makes up a staggering number of those who are struggling to find work and pay their bills.
Black students who are disproportionately affected by this recession have even less access to the work force.
A recent report by the Black Youth Project at Harvard University found that Black college college graduates are three times more likely to be unemployed, and one-third more likely than their white peers.
While this can be frustrating for students, it also highlights the challenges that Black students face in this industry.
While these statistics are frustrating, it shouldn’t be surprising.
In fact, many college graduates have faced similar struggles throughout their careers.
For many, it was the financial challenges and high unemployment that first led them to leave school.
However as we move into an increasingly globalized economy, there is no longer an expectation that students will always graduate with a degree, even if they have the qualifications to succeed.
In recent years, a number of recent college graduates including the former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have made clear that they will continue to advocate for a post-college job for Black Americans.
The fact is, the job market is more diverse than ever, and we need all the help we can get.
That means we need to look to our Black students as well as the general workforce for the most skilled workers in the country.