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“This is a question that cuts across two worlds,” says Dr. Carnevale about the payoff of #highered. “One is the economy, and the other is education. And those two worlds—there aren’t many who live in both.” Read more: bit.ly/2NObXco @DiverseIssues

Financial returns from @babson rank 304th 10 years after enrollment, but 7th 40 years after enrollment. See what return on investment your school offers: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

Institutions with the lowest long-term economic value range from theological institutions to beauty schools to colleges specializing in the arts. Learn more about earnings for these schools here: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

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A bachelor’s degree should be seen as a long-term investment. Financial returns from Babson College, for example, rank 304th 10 years after enrollment, but 7th 40 years after enrollment. See what return on investment your school offers: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences rank in the top 10 for financial returns after 10 years and 40 years. Read more: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI @apchsofficial

“Private institutions over a 40-year period, on average, outperform public institutions. But that general relationship hides a much more complicated one,” Dr. Carnevale says. Learn more: cnb.cx/2qWVdq4 @CNBCMakeIt

College is best seen as a long-term investment. 10 years after enrollment, the median value of a college credential is $107K, while the median value rises to $723K 40 years after enrollment. Read more: bit.ly/2XgDF4z @EdDiveHigherEd

Colleges that primarily award associate’s degrees have the highest short-term return, a median of $141,000 10 years after enrollment. Learn more: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

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Veeb Nassau Community College and the Ocean Corporation each offer financial returns of more than $1M, exceeding the median returns of 4-year institutions. Read more: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

“Students and their parents should take advantage of data by institution to make more informed financial decisions about where to attend college,” said Ban Cheah, senior economist at CEW. Read more: bit.ly/2MXB4sC #CollegeROI

Investing in a College Degree? These Four Mass. Schools Offer the Biggest Payoff

In this Boston Globe article, Deirdre Fernandes delves into why some colleges in Massachusetts rank higher than Harvard for long-time financial returns. Fernandes quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the wide variation in the rankings.

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A New Study Calculates Return on Investment — 40 Years After Enrollment. Here’s What We Learned.

In this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Audrey Williams June writes about the findings of CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.”

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor