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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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Is College Worth It? Yes, But Return on Investment Varies, Study Finds

Sara Weissman writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Weissman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Martin Van Der Werf about the recent expansion of the College Scorecard that made the report possible.

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Is College Worth It? A Georgetown Study Measures Return on Investment — With Some Surprising Results.

Susan Svlurga writes for the Washington Post about the schools that top the list in the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.” Svlurga quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale about how this report may allow students to consider colleges based on factors other than prestige.

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Black Student Loan Borrowers Are More Likely to Struggle Repaying Their Debts — Here’s Why

In this MarketWatch article, Andrew Keshner writes about the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos.” Keshner quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how White workers have been set up to continue their economic dominance and cites

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AP-NORC Poll: Many Say High School Diploma Enough to Succeed

Collin Binkley and Hannah Fingerhut write for the Associated Press about alarming survey results showing many students don’t view college degrees as likely to pay off. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale explains why many students might be worried but emphasizes that earning a college degree typically has good financial returns.

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Applications to Business Schools are Down—But Women Are Making Modest Gains

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess explores the gender distribution of business school applications. Hess quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how when the economy takes a downturn, it is advisable to pursue further schooling.

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Federal Funds Will ‘Inevitably’ Replace States’, But Fights Loom

In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken writes about changes to higher education funding on the horizon. Basken quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the politics and policy of proposed changes.

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For Sale: SAT Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity

Doug Belkin writes for the Wall Street Journal about how the College Board sells students’ data to colleges, which have become increasingly competitive over acceptance rates. Belkin quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how the College Board has helped colleges project their exclusivity.

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With 475,000 Options, Does America Have Too Many Non-Degree Credentials or Too Few?

Michelle Cheng writes for Quartz about what the abundance of credentials available today means for students and employers. Cheng cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”

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Superscoring Standardised Admission Tests Will Supersize Advantage

Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale argues in an op-ed for Times Higher Education that superscoring introduced for the ACT will only exacerbate inequalities in college admissions.

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Fact-Check: Did Scott Walker’s Policies Grow Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Sector?

In this Green Bay Press-Gazette article, Nusaiba Mizan delves into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s role in growing the state’s manufacturing industry. Mizan cites the CEW report “The Way We Were.”

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US News Guide to College Majors

Josh Moody offers students a guide to majors in the US, citing the CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Report: Workers’ Automation Anxiety Driving ‘Unprecedented Interest’ in Education Benefits

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz writes about why more workers are pursuing higher education in response to concerns about automation. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”

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This College Student Had to Choose: Go to Class, or Go to Work So She Can Afford to Eat

In this op-ed, student Crystal Cox writes for CNBC about her experience working full time as an undergraduate. This op-ed is part of a series from CNBC that highlights the money struggles students face while in college.

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Running out of Money. Cancer. Divorce. Many College Students Are Facing Serious Financial Crises

Cindy Perman writes for CNBC about the financial difficulties that students face during college. Perman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how these difficulties are especially prevalent among low-income students.

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College Closures, Student Debt, and More Takeaways From the Road

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Goldie Bluemnstyk writes about skills-based hiring and student debt. Blumenstyk cites the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” to discuss how education alone is not the answer to social mobility.

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The Answer to Bernie Sanders’s Student Debt Proposal Is ‘No’

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Charles Lane argues that Bernie Sanders’s proposal to cancel student debt is simplistic and would come at the cost of other social justice issues. Lane cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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