Issue Brief: Long-Term Growth in Postsecondary Education Staffing Despite Pandemic-Related Declines


Steepest Declines in 2020 Were Among Junior Colleges, Technical, and Trade Schools

College and university staffing increased by 51% between January 1999 and January 2020, with a decline of 9% in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other postsecondary schools also saw growth during the same timeframe, with employment increasing by 192% through January 2020, followed by a decline of 19% thereafter. The most significant declines were in local government, postsecondary employment, and office and administrative support positions.

These findings are contained in a new research brief, Postsecondary Education Staffing.  Download the research.

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