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On average, #STEM majors make more than double the earnings of high school graduates. Learn more: bit.ly/1Q7oVrW #CEWmajors

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#Manufacturing and transportation remain 2 of the largest industries for good jobs that pay without a BA. Learn more: bit.ly/2tjaDBy #GoodJobsData

There are large gaps in college completion rates by race, as students can have access to vastly different resources that help them graduate. @JillianBerman explains: on.mktw.net/2H9iig7

#Business is the most common #college major, representing 26% of all college-educated workers. See our report to find out how common your #college major is: bit.ly/1Q7oVrW #CEWmajors

The benefit of a graduate degree is greater for some majors than others. See more: bit.ly/1Q7oVrW #CEWmajors

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The geography of jobs today has greatly changed from the times of wagon trains and the Dust Bowl. Cities once viewed as the land of opportunity for workers seeking middle-skill jobs don’t provide as many options for middle-skill work anymore. Read: bit.ly/2tTzA8x @Axios

80% of college students study a major linked to #careers. Learn more: bit.ly/1Q7oVrW #CEWmajors

With today’s “skills gap,” employers are seeking candidates with soft skills like attention to detail and communication. Read more: cnb.cx/2Hlw0gb @CNBC @jdickler

On average, #edu majors have the lowest wages, while #engineering majors have the highest. Learn more: bit.ly/1Q7oVrW #CEWmajors

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Admissions Scandal Reveals ‘Aristocracy Masquerading as a Meritocracy’

In this CNN article, Ronald Brownstein writes about how the college admissions cheating scandal reveals deeper inequities in the higher education system. Brownstein uses information from the CEW report “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges.”

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Education Leaders Laud Some White House HEA Principles

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, LaMont Jones writes about the White House’s priorities for the Higher Education Act as Congress works toward reauthorization. Jones quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the changes some proposals would bring in transparency and accountability at the program level in higher education. 

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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