Everything can be quantified, measured, and analyzed, and a college student's job prospects are no different.


Around 8.5 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed. Perhaps more troubling, 16.8 percent of new graduates are considered "underemployed" by the Economic Policy Institute, which tracks unemployment figures among various demographics. That underemployment percentage has almost doubled since 2005.

There were startling reports in early 2012 that more than half of recent graduates were either unemployed or underemployed.

With such an uncertain economic climate awaiting college students after they leave the comfortable confines...

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