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Business Leaders See U.S. Colleges as Lagging in Readying Students for Jobs

Fifty-four percent of business leaders believe the American higher-education system is falling behind developing and emerging countries in preparing students for the work force, according to a poll released by Northeastern University. The survey is the third in a series by the institution.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents said college graduates lacked the most important skills needed to succeed. Ninety-seven percent said colleges should expand opportunities for experiential learning, and 89 percent said colleges should increase teaching about entrepreneurship.

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