CEW In The News

The following is our media coverage overall. If you would like to see media coverage specific by report please visit our Report Coverage tab. 




GED Gets A Makeover To Keep Pace With Changing Workforce
January 5, 2014
Dr. Carnevale on NPR discussing updates to the GED.

Typical U.S. worker now lasts 4.6 years on job
January 12, 2014
Quentin Fottrell and Dr. Carnevale talking about workplace shifts.

Why the White House Summit on Low-Income Students Matters
January 17, 2014
Richard D. Kahlenberg discussing the need to consider low-income pupils.


The Promise Of Free Public Higher Education
February 14, 2014
Final installment of a series on paying for college. 

U.S. Teenagers Spurn Working as School Takes Priority
February 19, 2014
High schoolers struggle to enter the workforce.

Too many college grads? Or too few?
February 21, 2014
Staff authored article in PBS NewsHour.

Mind The Gap (Year): A Break Before College Might Do Some Good
February 28, 2014
NPR afilliate discussing the value of a gap year.


Five myths about the SAT
March 7, 2014
Dr. Carnevale discussing the SAT.

Using Salary Prospects to Choose a College Major
March 17, 2014
A panel that includes Dr. Carnevale talking about college's worth.


2014 Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale
April 2, 2014
Dr. Carnevale giving a lecture at Lehman College.

Why the Class of 2018 will be better off

April 4, 2014
At MarketWatch, Quentin Fottrell interviews Dr. Carnevale about the importance of working in the same occupational field as the one you study for in college.

Corporate Cash Alters University Curricula

April 7, 2014
Douglas Belkin and Caroline Porter at the Wall Street Journal interview Dr. Carnevale about the level of mismatch between education and jobs in the economy. 

The Perils of Investing Only in the 'Winners'

April 10, 2014
At the National Journal, Ronald Brownstein interviews Dr. Carnevale about unequal financial resources across advantaged and disadvantaged groups. 

Are College Degrees Inherited?

April 10, 2014
At the National Journal, Ronald Brownstein interviews Dr. Carnevale about the intergenerational transmission of class privilege in the U.S. education system. 

Rethinking College Costs: 3 Radical Plans

At Fox Business, Christina Couch cites The College Payoff in a discussion of Oregon's Pay It Forward college financing plan. 

SAT Changes Include Fewer Answer Choices, Shorter Mandatory Test Time

April 16, 2014
At the Huffington Post, Joy Resmovits and Rebecca Klein interview Dr. Carnevale about the SAT's role in sorting young Americans by race and class.

Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

April 22, 2014
At the New York Times, Tamar Lewin interviews Dr. Carnevale about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action, and the trend toward class-based affirmative action.

Job Postings for Non-Grads Few and Far Between Online

At NBC News, Alison Linn discusses the lack of job openings for workers with a college education in the online college labor market

Supreme Court Is Standing for the Rich Now: Sachs

April 24, 2014
On Bloomberg TV, Dr. Carnevale participates in a discussion of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action, along with Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs and Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Where the Jobs Are

April 24, 2014
Inside Higher Ed covers the release of The Online College Labor Market

Does Michigan Need Affirmative Action?

April 28, 2014
At the National Journal, Sophie Quinton cites Separate & Unequal in a discussion of Michigan's race-based affirmative action ban. She interviews Dr. Carnevale, who discusses how race neutral instituions systematically reproduce class and racial privileges. 


Out of School, Out of Work

May 2, 2014
At the Wall Street Journal, Josh Zumbrun interviews Dr. Carnevale, who discusses the findings of Failure to Launch.



Common Core Intrusion?
November 27, 2013
Dr. Carnevale on Fox Business discussing the Common Core.

Certificates and Certifications Making the Difference
November 19, 2013
Dr. Stephen Rose discussing the merits of certificates and certifications with The EvoLLLution.


Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the Lost Generation
September 30, 2013
The Wall Street Journal: "Millennials Face Uphill Climb" by Caroline Porter

Opening the Door for Low-Income Students to Overcome 'Aristocracy' of Higher Ed
September 9, 2013
PBS Newshour coverage on unequal access in higher education.


Four years in college and decades in debt-is it worth it?
August 26, 2013
The Center's director Anthony Carnevale and William Bennett discuss higher education on CNBC.

In New Graduates' Unemployment Rates, That Predictable 'Summer Surge'
August 13, 2013
An article on our Summer Surge in College Unemployment analysis from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Research Says: Actually, Where You Go To College Matters
August 2, 2013
An article on our Separate and Unequal report with a link to an interview of CEW director Anthony Carnevale by NPR Tell Me More's Michel Martin.

How to Fight Growing Economic and Racial Segregation in Higher Ed
August 1, 2013
An opinion from Richard D. Kahlenberg that cites our Separate and Unequal report.


Today on Your Call: What is the value of a college degree?
July 16, 2013
A talk including Dr. Stephen Rose on future job prospects for college graduates.

Best & Worst Majors
July 2, 2013
An interview on FOX 5 news with Dr. Stephen Rose on the viability of certain college majors.


If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?
June 2, 2013
An interview with CEW director Dr. Anthony Carnevale on the value of some college degrees.


Midlevel Health Jobs Shrink
April 25, 2013
Reporter Ben Casselman interviews CEW Director Anthony Carnevale about the decline in mid-level healthcare jobs.


The Economist: America’s STEM immigration
March 16, 2013
The Economist's special report is citing the Center's STEM research to discuss America's competitiveness, innovation ability and STEM job demands. Our report predicts that till 2018, 779,000 jobs will require a graduate degree in a STEM field, with only 550,000 native-born Americans earning such degreees over that period. The need for employing foreign workers may press for looser immigration rules.


Strohl on Community College Payoff
February 26, 2013
CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl talks about the value of associate's degrees in a CNN Money report. According to our report "Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.", 29 million middle-class jobs today require only an associate's, not a bachelor's degree.


Rose on Fox News
January 29, 2013
Senior economist Stephen J. Rose joined the host of Fox New's "Career Accelerator" to discuss the payoff of higher education.

NPR interviews Carnevale on Union Membership Drop
January 29, 2013
NPR "All Things Considered" program's Robert Siegel interviewed CEW director Anthony Carnevale on January 24, to discuss the 97-year low union membership rate. Today only 11.3 percent of workers hold a union membership. Carnevale says the federal government has replaced the labor union for many American workers, in pushing for health and safety regulations, minimum wage legislation and equal pay.

Carnevale weighs in on community college's role in employment
January 7, 2013
In an interview with Community College Times, CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale shares his views on the importance of middle-skill jobs to the U.S. economy, and the role community colleges play in putting students to work.


Time Magazine cites CEW reports promoting postsecondary education
December 5, 2012
Zac Bissonnette wrote an op-ed for Time Magazine, using CEW reports "The College Advantage" and "The College Payoff", to argue against three common myths among anti-college discussions. The reports show that between 2007 and 2012, Americans who didn’t go to college lost 5.8 million jobs; among those with bachelor’s degrees or higher, there was a gain of 2.2 million jobs.

Affirmative Action in the New York Times
October 13, 2012
In the New York Times Sunday Review, David Leohardt's op-ed cited CEW Director Anthony Carnevale's work to argue that affirmative action shouldn't be just about race. We should start to think about an alternative based on a broader equal-opportunity approach while also taking into account factors like low incomes.

Carnevale on Radio Higher Ed
August 20, 2012
Radio Higher Ed: "A Conversation about the intersection of economics, higher education, and the workforce with Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce," with Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon (8/20/12)

Carnevale's Op-Ed on Certificates in Politico
July 31, 2012
CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale and Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation penned an op-ed in Politico. Carnevale and Merisotis say certificates are finally getting some well-deserved attention and suggest that certificates will play a large role in developing a skilled workforce prepared for 21st Century jobs.

Is Algebra Necessary?
July 28, 2012
In a New York Times Sunday op-ed, Professor Andrew Hacker references two CEW reports—STEM (2011) and Hard Times (2012)—in his argument that high schools shouldn't require students to take algebra. The reports detail the share of entry-level jobs that will require proficiency in algebra in the coming decade, as well as the unemployment rates of colleges graduates who majored in engineering and computer science.

For-Profit Grads' Wage Disadvantage
July 3, 2012
Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed interviews Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale about a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which analyzed the earnings benefits of for-profit and nonprofit postsecondary institutions.

Healthcare in the Washington Post
July 1, 2012
CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale is interviewed by Steven Overly of the Washington Post. The article details the surge in healthcare jobs and relatively thin waistlines of the DC metro area, based on our June 2012 report, Healthcare.

Dropping Out With Debt
June 12, 2012
Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

What 0% unemployment looks like
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012. CNNMoney.
Annalyn Censky uses our January 2012 report, Hard Times, to imagine a world without unemployment. She features four degrees from the report where there are enough job openings for every worker.

Vocation or Exploration? Pondering the Purpose of College
May 4, 2012
New York Times. May 4, 2012. Alina Tugend interviews Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, as she ponders the purpose of college.

Market forces turn one-trick ponies into one-stop shops
April 26, 2012
Times Higher Education. April 26, 2012. Jon Marcus interviews Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of the Center on Education and the Workforce, as he discusses the growth of certificate programs at four-year universities.

Does a traditional college education in the US still make sense given the costs and the state of the economy?
April 24, 2012
CEW Director Anthony Carnevale weighs in on debate of the value of traditional four-year education.

Do Wealthy Colleges Deserve Their Tax Breaks?
April 19, 2012
Should the government change its tax exemption policies for universities as a way of equalizing educational resources in America? In this edition of Room for Debate, CEW Director Anthony Carnevale argues that colleges provide a public good.

U.S. Health Care Workforce Larger Than Ever
March 20, 2012
CEW Director Tony Carnevale joins NPR's All Things Considered Host Robert Siegel to discuss the growing healthcare sector and new jobs it's bringing.

CEW Director Tony Carnevale discusses "Is College Worth It?" on CNN
March 17, 2012
On CNN's Your Bottom Line, Center Director Tony Carnevale discusses the controversial question: "Is College Worth It?" with Christine Romans and Ali Veshi.

Dr. Stephen Rose's Groundbreaking Research in The Atlantic
March 15, 2012
Dr. Rose previews his research on consumer spending from 1947 through 2007. How does your spending compare to your grandparents?

Dr. Carnevale on Marketplace Radio
March 9, 2012
CEW Director Tony Carnevale discusses college costs on American Public Media's Marketplace with Amy Ryan.

Obama seeks to increase partnerships between community colleges, industry to train new workers
February 13, 2012
President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, part of his broader pitch to make higher education more affordable for all Americans.

The Improved Job Market & the Long-Term Unemployed
February 9, 2012
Senior Economist Stephen Rose discusses the long-term unemployed on NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show." Listen here.

Want a Job? Go to College, and Don’t Major in Architecture
January 5, 2012
For all the bellyaching about wasted degrees and the many indebted grads stuck on their parents’ couches, recent college graduates are still doing a lot better than their less-educated counterparts. Unemployment for new graduates is around 8.9 percent; the rate for workers with only a high school diploma is nearly three times as high, at 22.9 percent.

Best College Majors if You Want to Find a Job
January 5, 2012
A study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that what you major in is closely related to whether you have a job.

Unemployment Soars Among College Majors Like Architecture
January 5, 2012
Among recent college grads, architecture majors by far have the highest unemployment rate at 13.9%. That's according to a new report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.

New study shows architecture, arts degrees yield highest unemployment
January 4, 2012
Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study being released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.


Bloomberg Interviews Dr. Rose on Low-Paying Master's Degrees
December 7, 2011
Dr. Rose helps make sense of the data on workers who don't get a big return from a Master's degree.

Foreign-Born Getting STEM Degrees at Higher Rates than Native-Born
November 17, 2011
Senior Economist Nicole Smith discusses causes of the gap in the rate of foreign-born and native-born STEM workers in the U.S. News and World Report.

The future of U.S. manufacturing
November 16, 2011
Dr. Carnevale is interviewed by David Brancaccio on American Public Media's "Marketplace Morning Report." He discusses the increasing demand for higher education in the manufacturing sector. For more information on job prospects and education requirements in the manufacturing sector, please see our Career Clusters and Help Wanted reports.

Educated And Jobless: What's Next For Millennials?
November 12, 2011
Dr. Carnevale discusses the Millenial generation, college major selection, and the labor market on NPR's All Things Considered. He suggests that Millenials got a raw deal, and that major selection is often done casually without full knowledge of the labor market prospects. For more information on the returns to different majors, please see our reports: What's It Worth? and STEM.
Audio is available here.

Wall Street Journal: From College Major to Career
November 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's "Generation Jobless" series cites our data on college major popularity and payoff. For more information on the labor market returns to different majors, please see our What's It Worth? and STEM reports.  

Wall Street Journal: Help Wanted: Mechanics, Not Chefs
November 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's "Generation Jobless" series interviews Dr. Carnevale on how the prospects for trade positions compare to other fields and occupations. For more information comparing opportunities by occupation and career clusters, please see our Help Wanted and Career Clusters reports.

Wall Street Journal: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay
November 9, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's "Generation Jobless" series cites our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale, who discusses why STEM graduates often leave STEM occupations later in their careers. For more information on the opportunities available for STEM majors and occupations, read our STEM report here.

The Rising Value of a Science Degree
October 20, 2011
Motoko Rich of the the New York Times' Economix blog features our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale on its findings. They discuss the shortage of STEM workers and majors, as well as the wage premium for STEM workers. Sixty-three percent of STEM workers with an associate's degree earn more than Bachelor's degree holders.
For more information on the rising value of a science degree, please see our STEM report.

High Demand for Science Graduates Enables Them to Pick Their Jobs, Report Says
October 20, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education features Dr. Carnevale and our STEM report. Dr. Carnevale discusses career transitions among STEM graduates. For more information, please visit our STEM webpage and read the full report.

Reframing the 'STEM Shortage' Debate
October 20, 2011
Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed features our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale, who argues that, because STEM graduates move to other higher-paying fields, we are left with a shortage of STEM workers.

Demand, Pay for STEM Skills Skyrocket
October 20, 2011
Jason Koebler of the U.S. News and World Report discusses the findings in our STEM report with Dr. Carnevale. Specifically, they discuss the wage premium of STEM degrees over liberal arts degrees, and why, despite there being two STEM graduates for every STEM job, there is still a shortage of STEM workers.

Recovery's no recovery for wages
October 13, 2011
On American Public Media's Marketplace, Amy Scott interviews Dr. Carnevale on how workers' wages have been impacted post-recession at different levels of educational attainment. The audio is available here.

The Way We Work Now
September 5, 2011
In honor of Labor Day, Dr. Carnevale talks with NPR's Robert Siegal about the skills workers need in today's jobs.

Can Manufacturing Fuel a U.S. Recovery?: Wishful Thinking
August 5, 2011
Dr. Rose argues in the New York Times' Room for Debate that the decline of manufacturing jobs can still be a good thing for the economy.

Students' Right to Know
July 19, 2011
Dr. Carnevale, on NPR's Morning Edition, argues that students should know their likelihood of employment before setting foot on campus.

Center Director Anthony Carnevale on NPR's 'Tell Me More'
June 5, 2011
Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale discusses the value of different undergraduate majors with Michel Martin on NPR's daily show, Tell Me More.  Click here to listen.

Affluent Students Dominate Top Colleges
May 26, 2011
On May 26, the Center's Director of Research Jeff Strohl was on Boston's NPR program "On Point" with outgoing Amherst college president Anthony Marx to discuss why increasing access to college has not resulted in greater equality. Listen here. 

Bill Clinton Cites Center Data
March 31, 2011
In a blog entry on the MTV website, former president Bill Clinton notes how 63 percent of all jobs will require postsecondary education as part of a push for college accessibility and affordability.

Unfilled Jobs and Unemployed Workers
February 2, 2011
Millions are looking for work, while thousands of jobs are also going unfilled.  Is this mostly because workers don't have the high skills for the jobs that are open?  Dr. Rose says no. 


The Best, and the Rest
November 30, 2010
Dr. Carnevale lists the many benefits of going to an elite college or university, and notes the growing inequality between them and the less prestigious institutions, as well as the students who attend them.

Educating against Outsourcing
September 14, 2010
In "Count on the College Premium," Stephen Rose points out that doomsday jobs forecasts are an American tradition and argues that the jobs, particularly those requiring postsecondary education, will come back.

For-Profit Controversy Missing the Point
August 26, 2010
The Center featured in the Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed as a part of calls for greater information about the value of higher education programs.

HELP WANTED garners immediate attention.
June 15, 2010
HELP WANTED's detailed look at jobs and education has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal blog, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education , and other publications.

REBOUND reviewed in the Washington Post
May 9, 2010
Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post reviewed Rebound, writing that it "is worth reading even if you are likely to disagree with his conclusions . . .  He marshals an impressive array of data and arguments to support his provocative case."

Career Readiness Redefined
April 15, 2010
In two articles from Inside Higher Ed and Education Week, Dr. Carnevale comments on a new definition of 'career readiness' released by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Anthony P. Carnevale Receives Morris T. Keeton Award
April 8, 2010
Last fall, Director Anthony P. Carnevale received the Morris T. Keeton Award from the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Named for the Council's founder, the award honors an individual who has has made significant contributions to adult education and experiential learning.  Dr. Carnevale was recently interviewed for CAEL's March Newsletter.

What if a college education just isn't for everyone?
March 16, 2010
This USA Today article revisits the ongoing debate over the value of college, particularly in these economic times.

Community Colleges as Economic Saviors
March 15, 2010
Anthony Carnevale discusses the increasingly important role of community colleges in this University Business article.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
February 24, 2010
Dr. Carnevale testifies before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: A Stronger Workforce Investment System for a Stronger Economy.

Jobless Overwhelm Retraining Programs
January 4, 2010
Dr. Carnevale discusses potential long-term effects of recent overcrowding at community colleges and job training programs in an article from U.S. News & World Report.


Movement, But Miles to Go
December 3, 2009
Dr. Carnevale comments in Inside Higher Ed on a recent report from the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics that indicates a rise in the number of sub-baccalaureate degrees awarded by American colleges and universities.

Asking the Wrong Questions, Debating the Wrong Issues
November 12, 2009
In the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Initiative blog, Debra Humphreys from the Association of American Colleges and Universities addresses recent news articles that ask if too many people are going to college; she cites two articles by Dr. Carnevale as evidence that, in fact, more people should attend college.

What the Workforce Will Require of Students
November 11, 2009
This Education Week blog features highlights from Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required, a chapter authored by Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl that illuminates the need for a degreed workforce to replace retiring baby boomers. The chapter is available on our website under Publications.

A Year of College for All
May 22, 2009
In the May 22 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Carnevale speaks to President Obama's goal of ensuring that every American receives at least one year of postsecondary education.

Postsecondary Education Goes to Work
May 15, 2009
In an Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Dr. Carnevale attests to the importance of President Obama's recent efforts to unify education and training by providing Pell Grants to unemployed workers.

Coverage of The Center's Stimulus Analysis
April 17, 2009
Recent articles from Employment & Training Reporter, Inside Higher Ed, Youth Today, and the New Yorker that feature a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which analyzes the education and training requirements of stimulus jobs.

Financial Aid Series: Edged Out
February 26, 2009
A discussion of financial aid issues among low-income students; for the accompanying video clip from CNN's American Morning, please click here.

Relative Advantage of Associate Degrees and Certificates
January 22, 2009
Dr. Carnevale comments in Inside Higher Ed on a recent study that details the relationship between education and employment outcomes among low-income students.

College Affordability: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
January 12, 2009
Read Dr. Carnevale's opinion piece on college affordability in Inside Higher Ed.


Is College too Much to Ask?
December 15, 2008
An opinion piece from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that offers extensive coverage of Dr. Carnevale's debate with Charles Murray at the Hechinger Institute Seminar on December 7, 2008.

Gates Grants Aim to Help Low-Income Students Finish College
December 8, 2008
Dr. Carnevale in The New York Times speaking about The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's initiative to double the number of low-income students in the U.S. who earn a postsecondary degree by age 26.

Center Director Anthony Carnevale on NPR's 'Tell Me More'
Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale discusses the value of different undergraduate majors with Michel Martin on NPR's daily show, Tell Me More.
Click here to listen.