2018 College Track Social Mobility Report 2018 Social Mobility Report | Page 18

This year’s investigation of social mobility leaves us optimistic. Older graduates have developed meaningful careers, earning wages on par with the national average and above their parents’ current earnings. While only half of younger graduates get a full-time job within six months, we are optimistic that these younger cohorts will progress in their professional development and follow in the footsteps of the cohorts before them. We will continue to survey our alumni yearly. Our number of college graduates is expected to double by 2020 to nearly 750 individuals, spanning several regions in California, Louisiana, Colorado, and Washington D.C. This information equips us with a solid base from which to learn more about the social mobility and economic resiliency of first generation college graduates in the 21 st century. If you have any questions about this research and findings please contact CRISTEL DE ROUVRAY, Entrepreneur in Residence at ​ [email protected]​. COLLEGE TRACK THANKS TWO GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS WORK: ITZEL PEREZ Public Policy at Mills College - for refining our survey as part of her master’s thesis; REBECCA GLEIT PhD candidate, Education, Stanford University - for designing the regression analyses in Appendix B. College Track Page 18