In an era of rapid technological change, the US is still the world leader in high-skilled jobs.
But in recent years, the country has fallen behind in attracting skilled workers, especially those who can work on the edge of the labor force.
This article describes some of the problems and trends that have led to this problem.
We look at why so many of the top US universities are graduating so few top talent, and at how that may have created a vicious cycle in which students are forced to leave their fields.
We also look at how to address the problem in a way that is beneficial for students, and why universities need to be held accountable.