In The News

The following is our media coverage overall. If you would like to see media coverage specific by report please visit our Reports section.


Is Algebra Useful?

In this Forbes article, John Ewing discusses how the subject of mathematics is being trivialized. Ewing cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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How 3 Colleges Make Mobility a Reality

Karin Fischer writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education about three colleges that help students climb the economic ladder. Fischer cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges.”

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The Barriers to Mobility

Karin Fischer writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education about how higher education can fail as an engine of social mobility. Fischer quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale and cites the CEW reports on good jobs.

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Student Debt Cancellation Debate Shows the Need for an Economics of Humanity

In this Forbes article, Erik Sherman writes about the debate over student debt cancellation. Sherman cites the CEW report “Working While Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students” to show the burden on students to cover the cost of college.

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College Grads Earn 80% More—But Only 51% of Americans See College as Very Important

Abigail Hess writes for CNBC about a surprising recent poll that shows just over half of young Americans view college as a necessity. Hess cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” to show why more education is particularly important for women’s earnings.

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For College Admissions, Is “Adversity” Living Near Poor People?

In this Forbes article, Andrew Biggs writes about the factors of the College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard. Biggs cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission.”

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Certificate Programs vs. Bachelor’s Degrees

In this article for US News and World Report, Emma Kerr discusses the potential financial benefits of certificate programs over bachelor’s degrees. Kerr cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”

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The Widening Racial Gap on Jobs and Wealth

Anne Kim writes for Washington Monthly about the widening racial gap in jobs, which in turn affects family wealth. Kim cites the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”

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You Probably Need a College Degree to Get a Factory Job Now

In this Money article, Kaitlin Mulhere discusses the shifting demographics of factory jobs. Mulhere cites CEW report “Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing.”

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Want a Factory Job? You May Need a College Degree

In this CBS News article, Aimee Picchi discusses the evolution of factory jobs. Picchi cites a blog post by CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how the labor market has changed for workers without a college degree.

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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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