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The Top 10 College Majors American Students Regret the Most

In this CNBC article, Jessica Dickler explores the economic value of different college majors. Dickler cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Rankings Compare College Costs to Future Income

In this VOA article, the VOA Student Union discusses the findings of the new CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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The Hidden Costs of Wasted Talent — Part 1

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Peter Smith discusses the bias that adults who did not complete college or have access to higher education face. Smith cites CEW report “Five Rules of the College and Career Game.”

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The 10 Colleges That Pay Off the Most after 40 Years

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess explains how to compare colleges based on net present value, and discusses the findings of CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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Federal Work-Study: Frequently Asked Questions

In this U.S. News piece, Susannah Snider and Emma Kerr answer questions about federal work-study related to necessary qualifications for work-study and the benefits of participating in the program. Snider and Kerr cite the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”

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High Debt, Low Earnings

Lilah Burke writes for Inside Higher Ed about recently released data on program-level earnings. Burke quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale about the drawbacks of the data.

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Ed Dept Makes Student Debt, Earnings Data Searchable by Program

In this Education Dive piece, Hallie Busta writes about the additions to the Department of Education’s College Scorecard. Busta cites the newest CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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A Tiny Pharmacy School in Upstate New York Outranked Harvard, Yale, and Princeton in ROI for its Students, and It’s a Case Study in Getting Bang for the Undergraduate Buck

In this Business Insider article, Sherin Shibu analyzes some of the more unexpected findings of the latest CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”  

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The 20 US Colleges with the Best Return on Your Investment 40 Years After You’ve Enrolled

In this Business Insider article, Rebecca Aydin discusses findings of the latest CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and other comparative measures for colleges.

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Ethical College Admissions: The Hare and the Tortoise Graduate From College

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Jim Jump writes about the main findings of the CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and how college is an investment with risk.

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Working College Students

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Madeline St. Amour writes about how working experiences vary depending on students’ incomes. St. Amour cites the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students.”

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What Kinds of College Graduates Value Their Education the Most?

In this EdSurge article, Jeffrey R. Young writes about how students who see a clear connection between college and career value their education the most. Young cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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Fewer International Students Coming to US, Report Shows

In this piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eric Stirgus writes about the decline in international student enrollment in US colleges. Stirgus quotes CEW Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf on how rebuilding trust with China will take time for US colleges.

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As Families Consider Return on Investment, Demand for Georgia Tech and Top Public Colleges Rises

In this piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maureen Downey writes about how economic downturn has negatively impacted small liberal arts colleges. Downey cites the new CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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Was Your College Worth It? This School Chart Will Tell You

Arianne Cohen writes for Fast Company about the main findings of the CEW report “A First Try at ROI”—and how consumers can use the rankings in their decision-making.

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State Schools vs. Private College: What’s the Smarter Investment?

In this Money article, Prachi Bhardwaj writes about the recent CEW report “A First Try at ROI,” focusing on the differences in returns offered by private and public colleges.

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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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New Research Finds Private Colleges Pay Off More than Public Colleges—But It’s Complicated

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Hess quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how this research will help students in navigating the college application process as well as hold institutions accountable.

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Private Nonprofit Colleges Give Students the Highest Long-Term Value, Report Finds

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz writes about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Schwartz quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how specialized education options often outrank traditional liberal arts colleges when it comes to future financial earnings.

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