Millennials – The Best Generation Ever
Posted December 14, 2011
The Millennials are the latest -and some would say, greatest – generation to emerge in America. Currently defined as those between the ages of 18 and 29, Millennials have many recognizable characteristics that researchers have deemed typical of the generation: optimism, tech-savvy, liberal leanings, and a solid educational background. Indeed, it’s easy to see that the Occupy rallies across the nation are populated largely by people who fit this description. It’s definitely been a Millennial-based movement. And though the Millennials are making themselves heard on the streets, they’re represented the most strongly in colleges and universities: the Millennials are already set to become the most well-educated generation in American history, with 40 percent attending college. Perhaps even more remarkable than this, however, is the astounding rate at which Millennials go on to pursue graduate degrees: a whopping 50 percent of those in college say they plan on entering graduate programs afterwards. It could be a sign of the tough financial times, or just evidence of the remarkable smarts and ambition that define this generation. Or perhaps it’s a little of both.