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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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Here’s How to Enable Black Girl Magic at Work

In this Fortune article, Ellen McGirt discusses the wage gap for Black women and preparing Black girls for the future workforce. McGirt cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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Revenues May Lurk Behind Drive to End US Admissions Tests

In this article for Times Higher Education, Paul Basken discusses the financial interest institutions may have in ending their reliance on admissions exams. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the connection between wealth and college admissions.

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How Companies Kill Higher Education’s Promise of Social Equity

In this article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Patricia McGuire discusses how partnerships between companies and colleges often leave more vulnerable students on the margins. McGuire cites the CEW reports “A First Try at ROI” and “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”

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If You Go to a Liberal Arts College, You’ll Make More Money

In this Forbes article, Derek Newton discusses the findings of the CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”

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The BA Is No Longer the Only Way

In this Forbes article, Carol D’Amico discusses the findings of the latest CEW report, “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees.”

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A College Degree Can Now Help You Get a Loan

In this Forbes article, Derek Newton explores the myriad benefits to a college education besides career earnings. Newton cites the CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”

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Will US Universities Be Made Redundant by the Employability Agenda?

In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken discusses how companies training their workers will affect higher education. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the idea of an additional two years of free public education.

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Recalibrating Our Understanding of Failure

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Peter Smith explores how marginalized students face systemic barriers to academic completion and success. Smith cites CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.

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By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right?

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Goldie Blumenstyk discusses the predictions of CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.” Blumenstyk quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how people have become more educated than predicted.

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Study: Community College Access Linked to Higher Earnings, Health Benefits

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz discusses the benefits of increased access to community college. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”

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