AAC&U survey finds employers want candidates with liberal arts skills but cite 'preparedness gap'

Published Apr 06 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ newest report, "How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most," is something of a mixed bag for higher education.
  • First the good: employers generally have confidence in higher education and value the college degree.
  • They believe that a liberal education -- or preparation for more than a specific job -- provides knowledge and skills that are important for career success.
  • And increasingly, employers say, college graduates are more effective at explaining what they bring to the table.
  • Personal aptitudes and mind-sets also play a role in career success, employers say.


  • Published Apr 6, 2021 7:00 AM GMT