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Are College Degrees Losing Their Luster? Some Employers Think So

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A recent survey of U.S. employers found that 45% plan to cut out their bachelor’s degree requirements for some positions during 2024. That survey also found 55% of companies had removed degree requirements during 2023. Another telling statistic: Four in five of the employers surveyed said they value experience over education when they evaluate candidates for jobs. So, what’s the future for degree requirements in hiring? And why are employers seeing a need to eliminate those requirements for certain positions?

Effects of Degree Requirements

In late 2023, Intelligent.com published results of its survey of 800 U.S. employers and

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