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Consumer Insights

When it comes to education after high school, Americans know what they value and why. At Strada Education Network, we are listening to what they have to say and leveraging their insights about experiences and outcomes to forge more purposeful pathways between education and careers.

Our Research

From College to Life

Relevance scores have an impact beyond purely educational outcomes–they are related to an individual’s overall sense of well being. Among those who are ‘thriving,’ there is an 18-percentage point difference …

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Certified Value

These findings indicated that certificates and certifications can serve as a beneficial stand-alone credential. However, there are important variations by occupation and gender that demand serious attention as we develop …

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Hiring for Success

Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers of all sizes struggle to identify and recruit highly qualified job candidates. Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers …

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Mentoring College Students to Success

Recent research demonstrates the importance of faculty and staff members’ involvement in career-related conversations with students. The 2017 Strada-Gallup College Student Survey showed that students who had these types of …

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About Consumer Insights

Partnering with Gallup and others, we have interviewed hundreds of thousands of Americans from all backgrounds and educational levels to create the nation’s largest dataset of consumer perspectives on the value of education to people’s careers and lives.

We are putting insights from the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey into action as policymakers, educators, employers, and investors work to increase the value of postsecondary education.

• Working directly in some states and through the National Governors
Association and Education Commission on the States in others, we partner to
inform solutions for disconnected youth and adults without degrees.

• We support institutions of higher education in their efforts to understand alumni outcomes and improve learner experiences.

• We understand employer needs and amplify initiatives that actively engage employers in the design and delivery of education programs and work-based learning.

Latest from Consumer Insights

From College to Life

Relevance scores have an impact beyond purely educational outcomes–they are related to an individual’s overall sense of well being. Among those who are ‘thriving,’ there is an 18-percentage point difference …

Read the Report

Hiring for Success

Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers of all sizes struggle to identify and recruit highly qualified job candidates. Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers …

Read the Report

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Meet the Team

Dave Clayton, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights

Strada Education Network

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Ashley McMaster

Vice President, Consumer Insights

Strada Education Network

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Nichole Torpey-Saboe, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Strada Education Network

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