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.


New study shows architecture, arts degrees yield highest unemployment

January 4, 2012 Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study being released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Download  

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Foreign-Born Getting STEM Degrees at Higher Rates than Native-Born

November 17, 2011 Senior Economist Nicole Smith discusses causes of the gap in the rate of foreign-born and native-born STEM workers in the U.S. News and World Report. Download  

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The future of U.S. manufacturing

November 16, 2011 Dr. Carnevale is interviewed by David Brancaccio on American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report.” He discusses the increasing demand for higher education in the manufacturing sector. For more information on job prospects and education requirements in the manufacturing sector, please see our Career Clusters and Help Wanted reports. Download  

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Wall Street Journal: From College Major to Career

November 10, 2011 The Wall Street Journal’s “Generation Jobless” series cites our data on college major popularity and payoff. For more information on the labor market returns to different majors, please see our What’s It Worth? and STEM reports.

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Wall Street Journal: Help Wanted: Mechanics, Not Chefs

November 10, 2011 The Wall Street Journal’s “Generation Jobless” series interviews Dr. Carnevale on how the prospects for trade positions compare to other fields and occupations. For more information comparing opportunities by occupation and career clusters, please see our Help Wanted and Career Clusters reports. Download  

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Wall Street Journal: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

November 9, 2011 The Wall Street Journal’s “Generation Jobless” series cites our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale, who discusses why STEM graduates often leave STEM occupations later in their careers. For more information on the opportunities available for STEM majors and occupations, read our STEM report here. Download  

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Demand, Pay for STEM Skills Skyrocket

October 20, 2011 Jason Koebler of the U.S. News and World Report discusses the findings in our STEM report with Dr. Carnevale. Specifically, they discuss the wage premium of STEM degrees over liberal arts degrees, and why, despite there being two STEM graduates for every STEM job, there is still a shortage of STEM workers.

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Reframing the ‘STEM Shortage’ Debate

October 20, 2011 Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed features our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale, who argues that, because STEM graduates move to other higher-paying fields, we are left with a shortage of STEM workers. Download  

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High Demand for Science Graduates Enables Them to Pick Their Jobs, Report Says

October 20, 2011 The Chronicle of Higher Education features Dr. Carnevale and our STEM report. Dr. Carnevale discusses career transitions among STEM graduates. For more information, please visit our STEM webpage and read the full report. Download  

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The Rising Value of a Science Degree

October 20, 2011 Motoko Rich of the the New York Times’ Economix blog features our STEM report and interviews Dr. Carnevale on its findings. They discuss the shortage of STEM workers and majors, as well as the wage premium for STEM workers. Sixty-three percent of STEM workers with an associate’s degree earn more than Bachelor’s

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Center Director Anthony Carnevale on NPR’s ‘Tell Me More’

June 5, 2011 Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale discusses the value of different undergraduate majors with Michel Martin on NPR’s daily show, Tell Me More. Click here to listen.  

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Affluent Students Dominate Top Colleges

May 26, 2011 On May 26, the Center’s Director of Research Jeff Strohl was on Boston’s NPR program “On Point” with outgoing Amherst college president Anthony Marx to discuss why increasing access to college has not resulted in greater equality.  

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Educating against Outsourcing

September 14, 2010 In “Count on the College Premium,” Stephen Rose points out that doomsday jobs forecasts are an American tradition and argues that the jobs, particularly those requiring postsecondary education, will come back.  

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Measuring Green Jobs

August 31, 2010 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have invested almost $100 billion in the “green economy.” This includes money for everything from workforce development and training, to research on cutting-edge technologies, to tax breaks for homeowners who weatherize their houses. In 2010, The Center on Education and the Workforce was awarded, along with

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HELP WANTED garners immediate attention.

June 15, 2010 HELP WANTED’s detailed look at jobs and education has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal blog, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications.  

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Career Readiness Redefined

April 15, 2010 In two articles from Inside Higher Ed and Education Week, Dr. Carnevale comments on a new definition of ‘career readiness’ released by the Association for Career and Technical Education.  

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Anthony P. Carnevale Receives Morris T. Keeton Award

April 8, 2010 Last fall, Director Anthony P. Carnevale received the Morris T. Keeton Award from the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Named for the Council’s founder, the award honors an individual who has has made significant contributions to adult education and experiential learning. Dr. Carnevale was recently interviewed for CAEL’s March Newsletter.

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Community Colleges as Economic Saviors

March 15, 2010 Anthony Carnevale discusses the increasingly important role of community colleges in this University Business article.  

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Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

February 24, 2010 Dr. Carnevale testifies before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: A Stronger Workforce Investment System for a Stronger Economy.

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What the Workforce Will Require of Students

November 11, 2009 This Education Week blog features highlights from Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required, a chapter authored by Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl that illuminates the need for a degreed workforce to replace retiring baby boomers. The chapter is available on our website under Publications. Download  

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