Prepared for Olivia B. | Delivered March 25, 2020
Vocational Education in the US
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To determine the number of
trade or vocational schools in the US, the number of students enrolled in them, their present occupancy rates, and the percentage of students who find jobs immediately after graduation.
Students in the US are gradually tending towards vocational or trade education. Below are some of our findings:
16 million students
enrolled in trade schools as of 2016, according to an article by the Atlantic.
As of 2015,
offer sub-baccalaureate occupational education programs in the US.
were private nonprofit, and
were private for-profit institutions.
According to a report by NPR, trade and vocational professionals are
short in supply
. The U.S. Department of Education also reports that there will be
more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years.
The average tuition for private trade schools for the 2016-2017 academic calender was
of US firms are struggling to fill important skilled trade positions, according to a report by