U.S. student career skills preparedness 2018, by student type

This statistic shows the share of students who felt they were prepared across a range of career skills in the United States in 2018, by student type. In 2018, 76 percent of traditional students felt they were prepared in terms of the professional/work ethic required for their future career. The corresponding figure for non-traditional students was 82 percent.

Share of college students in the United States who felt prepared in a range of career skills in 2018*, by student type**

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Release date

June 2018


North America, United States

Survey time period

March-April 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Special properties

Students at two-and four-year public and private colleges, in all years of study and both in undergraduate and graduate programs

Supplementary notes

*Total share of respondents includes respondents who responded with "prepared" or "extremely prepared". **Traditional students refers to those students who entered into college directly after graduating from high school. Non-traditional refers to all others.

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