Average Student Has Better Chance (77%) of Graduating at Selective Universities than at Open Access Schools (51%)

The theory that an average student, including minority students, will be overmatched at a selective university and will do poorly is empirically unsound, according to a new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). In fact, all students with above average test scores will succeed at a higher rate at selective colleges than open-admission…

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CEW State Initiative Launches New Web Portal

As part of its multi-state effort to help develop information systems that integrate education and workforce data to improve policies and programs, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has officially launched a web portal to house its research for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Scalia’s Incorrect Affirmative Action Claims

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suggestion during a hearing of oral arguments for the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that African-American students do not benefit from attending more academically rigorous colleges is at odds with empirical research on the subject, according to researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings

Which majors are popular for Hispanics around the country and what are their respective annual earnings? Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as their lifetime earnings increases.

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Good Jobs Are Back

Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job. These jobs pay $53,000 or more and tend to be full-time with lucrative benefits such as retirement and healthcare. The study finds that of the 6.6 million jobs created since 2010, 2.9 million were good jobs. Only 100,000 of those jobs were filled by people with less than a Bachelor’s degree.

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