In The News

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Bailouts Might Not Be Popular, But There Is No Plan B for a Pandemic

Martha C. White writes for NBC News about the federal government’s response to the economic fallout from coronavirus and quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.

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MBA Class of 2020 Faces Tough Summer or Worse as Recession Looms

Janet Lorin writes for Bloomberg about the uncertain job market that this year’s MBA graduates face. Lorin quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on alternatives to seeking a job that recent graduates could consider.

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Congress Gets a Proposal to Spend $400 Million on Creating More Apprenticeships

In this Hechinger Report article, Delece Smith-Barrow writes about a renewed push in Congress to fund apprenticeships. She quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on why apprenticeships lead to good earnings but are not likely to grow significantly in the US.

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Survey: Most Grads Would Change Majors if They Could Redo College

Natalie Schwartz writes for Education Dive about why many college graduates wish they had chosen a different major. Schwartz cites a recent CEW report and quotes Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf on why majors matter most for future earnings.

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What’s a Degree Worth? Here’s One (Partial) Measure

This graphic from the New York Times illustrates the main findings from the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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Bloomberg Offers Democrats Common Ground on College Costs

In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken discusses Michael Bloomberg’s plan for postsecondary education policy. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the significance of job-specific training.

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Blaming a New Social Hierarchy for the Rise of Populism

In this Washington Post article, Daniel Markovits reviews the book “The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Managerial Elite” by Michael Lind. Markovits mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and Research Director Jeff Strohl.  

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Federal Pell Grants Help Pay for College—But Are They Enough to Help Students Finish?

In this Hechinger Report article, Laura Perna explores the value of Pell Grants and correlating graduation rates. Perna cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”

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Forget Penn and Pitt: Is This Little-Known School the Best Deal in Pa. Higher Ed?

In this WHYY piece, Avi Wolfman-Arent discusses the payoff of the Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program. Wolfman-Arent cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on weighing the cost of college with potential lifetime earnings.

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Is Your Higher Ed Institution Providing Students the Best ROI?

In this University Business article, Nariman Farvardin discusses the difference in ROI across institutions and disciplines. Farvardin cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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Colleges Need to Rethink Their Market — and Maybe Their Mission

In this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey J. Selingo discusses how higher education needs to evolve. Selingo cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”

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Ignore the Hype. College Is Worth It.

CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale writes in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed that college is worth it—despite questioning that suggests otherwise.

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Why Does Intellectual Diversity Matter?

In this Forbes article, Emily Chamlee-Wright discusses the nuances of what liberal arts colleges aim to cultivate and how that relates to ROI. Chamlee-Wright cites CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”

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High Cost of College Raises Questions about Return on Investment

In this VOA article, Pete Musto discusses how the rise of higher education costs has raised the question of ROI. Musto cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on some of the socioeconomic barriers to higher education.

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Retail Workers Are Trying to Escape the ‘Merry-Go-Round’ As Jobs Disappear and Prospects Dim

In this Time article, Alana Semuels discusses job cuts across the retail industry. Semuels quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the retail industry will likely go through a similar transformation as the manufacturing workforce.

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Associate’s Degrees, Certifications Lead to Higher Median Earnings Than Many Bachelor’s Degrees

In this Construction Dive article, Zachary Phillips discusses the findings of the latest CEW report, “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees: What Students Need to Know Before They Go to College.​”

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UT Austin, Dell Foundation Aim to Close Pell Grant Completion Gap

In this article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Sara Weissman discusses one college’s plan to lessen the completion gap for its Pell-eligible students. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on how the plan recognizes that money alone is not the solution.

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A Creativity Conundrum: Can Schools Teach Students to Innovate?

In this piece for Education Week, Sarah D. Sparks discusses how both the education and workforce spheres value creativity. Sparks quotes CEW Research Economist Megan Fasules on human creativity being a skill AI cannot replicate.

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Is It Fair to Judge a College by Its ROI?

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Bennett Leckrone discusses the drawbacks of comparing colleges based on ROI. Leckrone cites the CEW reports on ROI and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how ROI is just one indicator of student success.

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Shnay: A Partnership in Park Forest Between Town, Colleges, Pays Off in Work Experience, Better Housing Stock

In this Chicago Tribune article, Jerry Shnay discusses community partnerships and the demand for trade skills in the face of a housing crisis. Shnay cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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