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September 16, 2020

The Nuances of the Free College Debate

Kery Murakami writes for Inside Higher Ed about the ongoing debate over free college, citing a recent CEW analysis on the cost of Joe Biden's free-college plan.
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September 15, 2020

10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries

Josh Moody and Darian Somers write for US News and World Report about the 10 college majors with the highest starting salaries. Moody and Somers cite CEW research about the college earnings premium.
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September 11, 2020

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap: A Framework That May Help

In this Forbes article, Susan Madsen describes a framework for understanding the gender pay gap that includes individual, organizational, and societal factors. Madsen mentions the CEW report "Women Can't Win."
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September 9, 2020

Online Certificate Programs Are Surging in Enrollment—and There Are Lots of Ways to Get Help Paying Tuition

In this Money article, Heidi Rivera writes about the growing popularity of online certificate programs during the pandemic. Rivera quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale about the data available on earnings for certificate programs that can help people make decisions about what program to pursue.
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September 9, 2020

Using Tech to Boost the Value of Higher Education During COVID-19

Belle Liang and Tim Klein write for EdTech about how technology can be used to increase the value of higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Liang and Klein cite CEW data on job losses during the pandemic.
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August 30, 2020

Why STEM Needs to Focus on Social Justice

In this Washington Monthly article, Daniel Block writes about how STEM academic departments can attract and retain more Black students by introducing themes of social justice into their curriculums. Block quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about the importance of considering career prospects when choosing a major.
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August 24, 2020

Born to the Internet, Grew Up Fast in a Pandemic

Allyson Waller writes for the New York Times about the ways college students are making money amid the pandemic. When traditional college jobs were no longer an option, students turned to the digital economy and invented new ways to pay the bills. Waller cites the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”
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August 24, 2020

The 24 Colleges With the Best Return on Investment

In this Business Insider article, Madison Hoff lists 24 colleges that give students the best return on investment based on post-grad salary and tuition figures. Hoff cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
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August 20, 2020

College Admissions Are About to Get Even More Unfair

Noah Smith argues in an op-ed for Bloomberg that the financial challenges that US colleges and universities are facing amid the pandemic are going to lead these schools to admit more wealthy students—ultimately making college admissions more unfair. Smith cites the CEW report "Born to Win, Schooled to Lose."
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August 18, 2020

Remote College Is Still More Valuable Than a Gap Year

Teresa Ghilarducci writes for Bloomberg about the benefits of graduating from college as soon as possible and advocates against taking a gap year. Ghilarducci cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
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August 18, 2020

Oil Industry Frets About Recruiting Its Next Generation of Workers

In this Wall Street Journal article, Rebecca Elliot writes about how a growing disapproval for the oil business as well as the current economic crisis could make it more difficult for the industry to recruit young employees. Elliot cites the CEW report “Five Rules of the College and Career Game.”
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August 17, 2020

Colleges Must Attend to 3 Crucial Areas

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Debra Humphreys lists three things educational leaders should consider as they work to restructure higher education and learning during a pandemic. Humphreyes cites the CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees” and mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
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August 17, 2020

A Pandemic Silver Lining? Reimagined Career Services for Students

In this Forbes article, Alison Griffin discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way students access career and experiential learning opportunities. Griffin cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”
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August 15, 2020

The Fallacy of Meritocracy on America’s College Campuses

Anne Kim writes for Washington Monthly about the book “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors. Kim outlines the book’s discussion on the inequities of the higher education system and how college admissions tend to favor White and wealthy applicants.
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August 13, 2020

5 College Enrollment Messages to Send to Parents

In this University Business article, David Brond and Elizabeth Cohen share five enrollment messages that colleges should share with families and students to help reduce anxiety over safety, cost, and return on investment. Brond and Cohen cite the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
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August 13, 2020

How Universities Are Increasing the Utility of the Humanities

In this Forbes article, Michael T. Nietzel writes about how some colleges are introducing integrative experiences and immersive programs in the humanities to better prepare students for more productive careers. Nietzel cites the CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”
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August 4, 2020

A Crusade Against Terrible Advising

Scott Carlson writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education about the importance of academic advising in higher education to ensure student success. Carlson mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
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August 3, 2020

America’s Highest-Paying Jobs Have the Worst Black-White Salary Gaps

In this Quartz article, Ana Campoy and Dan Kopf write about the wide gaps in salaries between Black and White Americans in the country's highest-paying jobs. Campoy and Kopf quote CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl and cite the findings of the CEW report "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs."
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August 3, 2020

Much Work to Be Done

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, CEW Director Anthony Carnevale discusses the shift toward test-optional admissions. Dr. Carnevale says that promoting equity in college admissions must include more than eliminating standardized testing requirements.
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July 24, 2020

4 Skills You Can Add to Your Resume That You’ve Learned From Working Remotely During the Pandemic

In this Business Insider article, Hayden Field discusses how working remotely may be the perfect opportunity to build new professional skills like communication, time management, productivity, and conscientiousness. Field quotes Assistant Research Professor and Research Economist Megan Fasules.
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July 20, 2020

A Radical Proposal for How Elite Higher Education Can Change America

Eboo Patel writes for Inside Higher Ed about his radical proposal to fix the inequities in elite higher education and the workforce. Patel cites “How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People” by “The Merit Myth” authors Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl.
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July 19, 2020

Responding to 6 Quotes From ‘The Merit Myth’

Joshua Kim writes for Inside Higher Ed about the importance of the book “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors. Kim responds to quotes from “The Merit Myth” about how higher education widens the racial and class divide instead of facilitating socioeconomic mobility.
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July 18, 2020

Here’s How Much Men and Women Earn at Every Age

In this CNBC article, Kathleen Elkins breaks down the gender pay gap by looking at the median income of men and women at every age. Elkins cites CEW report “Women Can’t Win” to explain some of the causes of the gender wage gap.
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July 16, 2020

Ivanka, Coronavirus, and The Messy Truth About the ‘Skills Gap’

Rick Wartzman writes for Fast Company about the White House’s “Find Something New Campaign” and the importance of acquiring new knowledge and skills in today’s rapidly changing economy. Wartzman cites the CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees.”
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July 15, 2020

Pandemic-Driven Progress: 3 Innovations Higher Ed Needs Now

In this Forbes article, Scott Pulsipher lists three recommendations to improve higher education as the economy recovers. Pulsipher mentions CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale’s observations on how higher education prioritizes traditional degree programs over workforce training.
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July 14, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Community Colleges: FAQ

In this US News and World Report article, Alexandra Pannoni and Emma Kerr answer common questions about applying, attending, and graduating from community college. Pannoni and Kerr cite the CEW report “Career and Technical Education: Five Ways that Pay.”
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July 12, 2020

Dear Liberal Arts Students, You Haven’t Been Robbed

In this op-ed for the New York Times, Jennifer Senior discusses how college in the fall will be very different from in past years, and she encourages liberal arts students to do something useful with their free time to make the most of the coronavirus pandemic. Senior cites the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”
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July 9, 2020

How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People

Authors of "The Merit Myth" argue in this op-ed for the Chronicle of Higher Education that the country's colleges and universities are the capstone of an inequity machine. Nonetheless, they explain why the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for policymakers to demand much-needed changes.
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July 6, 2020

The Best Way to Make College Affordable

Carla Fried writes for the Chicago Tribune about how to attend and graduate college without accumulating large amounts of student debt. Fried cites the CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate's Degrees” to demonstrate that an associate’s degree can have high earnings potential.
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July 2, 2020

Lumina’s Big Postsecondary Goal: Still Within Reach, But Much Work Remains To Be Done

Michael T. Nietzel writes for Forbes about the Lumina Foundation’s goal to increase the percentage of American adults with postsecondary degrees and to advocate for equity and accountability in higher education. Nietzel mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
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July 2, 2020

Envisioning Colleges and Universities as Antiracist

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Krishni Metivier provides a list of actions that higher education institutions should take to eradicate racism and increase equity. Metivier cites the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” to highlight racial disparities in the workforce.
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July 1, 2020

Education and Justice: Learning in Post-COVID America

Peter Smith writes for Inside Higher Ed about the flaws in the higher education system and ways to improve the path to educational success. Smith cites the CEW report “Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege.”
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June 30, 2020

Community College of Denver Launches Affordable Program for Students Returning to Finish Their Degrees

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sarah Wood writes about a new program at the Community College of Denver that helps students return to college to complete their degree. Wood cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”
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June 30, 2020

Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

In this EdSurge article, Jeffrey R. Young explains how selective colleges favor the privileged and contribute to systemic racism in America. Young quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony Carnevale and cites the book “The Merit Myth.”
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June 30, 2020

CT Colleges Will See Fewer High-Paying International Students This Fall Amid COVID-19 Fears

Sean Teehan writes for Hartford Business Journal about how Connecticut colleges and universities may see a drastic decline in international student enrollment. Teehan quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on how a decrease in international student enrollment could hurt revenue.
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June 26, 2020

New Trump Executive Order on ‘No College’ Jobs That Apple and IBM Support

In this CNBC op-ed, Chris Keaveney and Jane Oates discuss Trump’s new executive order that will mandate the federal government prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree. Keaveney and Oates cite the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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June 19, 2020

What You Can Do With a Liberal Arts Degree

Josh Moody writes for US News & World Report about the value of a liberal arts degree and potential career opportunities for liberal arts students. Moody cites the CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”
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June 19, 2020

Getting Past Higher Ed’s 2 Tracks

In this Education Dive article, Hallie Busta discusses the inequities in the higher education system and ways to bridge secondary and postsecondary education. Busta cites the book by CEW authors, “The Merit Myth.”
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June 16, 2020

More US Universities End Use of Standardized Tests in Admissions

Ellie Bothwell writes for Times Higher Education about how many colleges and universities no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores. Bothwell quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on the changing admissions criteria.
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June 15, 2020

Trump Administration Considering ‘Back to Work’ Cash Bonus — But Would it Work?

In this NBC News article, Martha C. White discusses the ongoing debate in Congress about the best way to proceed with unemployment benefits. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl about the role of stimulus money in a recovering economy.
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June 12, 2020

How Student Debt Became a $1.6 Trillion Crisis

In this article for CNBC, Abigail Hess discusses how student loans turned into crippling debt for millions of college students. Hess quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about the racial and gender disparities in student debt.
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June 12, 2020

‘Higher Education Essentially Preserves Intergenerational Racial and Class Inequality’: How Coronavirus Could Make it Worse

Jillian Berman writes for MarketWatch about how the financial burdens of the coronavirus may exacerbate inequality in higher education. Berman quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the higher education system perpetuates racial and class disparities.
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June 11, 2020

UW Drops SAT, ACT Requirement, Extending Coronavirus Accommodation

In this article for the Seattle Times, Katherine Long discusses the University of Washington’s decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy. Long quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale about the implications of a test-optional policy on diversity. 
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June 11, 2020

With Transportation’s Future Unclear, Some Question Spending

Jessica Wehrman writes for Roll Call about how the coronavirus may affect the future of the transportation industry. Wehrman cites CEW report “Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Proposals Could Create Millions of Jobs.”
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June 10, 2020

6 Insights That Could Make Economic Recovery More Equitable This Time

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Goldie Blumenstyk explores how we can learn from the last recession to make the current economic recovery more equitable. Blumenstyk quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on gender disparities in this recession.
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June 9, 2020

Harvard Named World’s Best University for the 9th Year in a Row

In this article for Yahoo News, Aarthi Swaminathan discusses how college rankings can be misleading. Swaminathan quotes “The Merit Myth” about how rankings can cause colleges to prioritize national prestige over educating their students.
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June 9, 2020

Can the Racial and Economic Justice Movement Help Advance Equity in Higher Education?

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Ed article, Yves Salomon-Fernández discusses the importance of higher education and how colleges can advance equity for all students. Salomon-Fernández cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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June 7, 2020

Texas Woman’s University Expands Dual Nursing Program to Second Community College

Sarah Wood writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about how Texas Woman’s University expanded its nursing program to reduce costs and provide a direct path to earning a nursing degree. Wood cites CEW report “Nursing.”
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June 6, 2020

Virus Exposes Sharp Economic Divide: College vs. Non-College

In this AP News article, Josh Boak discusses how COVID-19 exposed an economic divide between those with a college degree and those without one. Boak quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how college education has become increasingly vital to economic success.
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June 5, 2020

As New Data Shows Early Signs of Economic Recovery, Black Workers Are Being Left Out

Nate Rattner and Tucker Higgins write for CNBC about how the gains of an economic recovery are not equally shared among workers. Rattner and Higgins quote CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about racial discrimination in the labor market. .
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