This Wall Street Journal video explains how federal programs meant to help students pay for college actually contributed to rising tuition prices. The Wall Street Journal cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”
In this CNBC article, Abigail Johnson Hess discusses the racial gap in what students owe and Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness. Hess quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how student debt holds some borrowers back from building intergenerational wealth.
Rick Dalton writes for USA Today about the importance of volunteer counselors for helping students navigate financial aid and the college application process. Dalton cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
Jon Marcus writes for the Hechinger Report about how early application trends show that the pandemic may continue to widen the wealth divide in college admissions. Marcus cites “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl.
In this US World & News Report article, Josh Moody lists the 10 colleges where 2019 graduates who took out student loans had the highest average debt load. Moody cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”
Maureen Downey writes for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified inequalities among K–12 students. Downey cites the CEW analysis “Virtual Learning Is Not Child’s Play for K–12 Students” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
Andrew Keshner writes for MarketWatch about how the gaps in access to technology are exacerbating challenges faced by students in lower-income households. Keshner cites the CEW analysis “Virtual Learning Is Not Child’s Play for K–12 Students.”
In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken discusses how US colleges have struggled to make progress on economic diversity. Basken quotes CEW’s Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on class and racial diversity in higher education.
In this University Business article, Kimberlee Johnson explains the possible enrollment effects of implementing a tuition-free college plan. Johnson cites the CEW report “The Enrollment Effects of Clinton’s Free College Proposal.”
In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Don Hossler discusses the future of measuring merit and equity in college admissions. Hossler cites “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl.
In this Chicago Tribune article, Carla Fried discusses the CEW searchable database of 4,500 colleges and universities that shows their return on investment. Fried cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
Kery Murakami writes for Inside Higher Ed about how Biden’s free-college plan may increase overall enrollment in higher education but decrease enrollment in private colleges and universities. Murakami cites the CEW report “The Dollars and Sense of Free College” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this CNBC article, Abigail Johnson Hess discusses the benefits of Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan and the political probability of it becoming a reality. Hess cites the CEW report “The Dollars and Sense of Free College.”
In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Lois Elfman discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession have impacted students’ postsecondary plans. Elfman quotes CEW Research Economist Megan Fasules and cites the CEW blog post “When Back to School Meets Stay at Home.”
In this University Business article, Matt Zalaznick compares today’s college enrollment during the pandemic to enrollment during past recessions. Zalaznick cites the blog post “When Back to School Meets Stay at Home” by CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and CEW Research Economist Megan Fasules.
Emma Whitford writes for Inside Higher Ed about the current situations of students who earned bachelor’s degrees during the recession in 2007 and 2008. Whitford quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.
Lorraine Wollert and Catherine Boudreau write for Politico about President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to stimulate job growth by spending on sustainable infrastructure and clean energy. Wollert and Boudreau cite the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery.”
In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Nick Ducoff discusses the different approaches to calculating the return on investment of college and how they can be improved in the future. Ducoff cites the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
In this Inside Higher Ed article, Lilah Burke discusses possibilities for why students are showing more interest in health-related education this year. Burke quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith on the economic outlook of healthcare jobs.
Colleen Flaherty writes for Inside Higher Ed about the capitol riots and the role higher education plays in confronting important issues. Flaherty mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites the CEW report “The Role of Education in Taming Authoritarian Attitudes.”
Kat Tretina writes for Forbes about the costs and benefits of attending college. Tretina cites CEW reports “Five Rules of the College and Career Game” and “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”
In this Hechinger Report article, Jon Marcus discusses how the pandemic may cause parents and students to pay closer attention to the long-term financial returns of a college education. Marcus cites the recent CEW report “Buyer Beware” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, Maureen Downey writes about how the push for educational credentials limits upward mobility to those with college degrees. Downey cites CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
Joy Resmovits writes for Education Dive about how fewer students have completed the FAFSA this year. Resmovits quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale about how COVID-19 may have a powerful effect on undergraduate enrollment.
In this Hechinger Report article, Laura Pappano writes about the challenges that students in rural areas face when they attempt to pursue college. Pappano cites the CEW report "Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs."
Edward Fitzpatrick writes for the Boston Globe about the challenges that recent high school graduates are facing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Fitzpatrick cites CEW research on the earnings premiums associated with more education.
In this Ed Surge article, Nick Ducoff writes about the financial return on investment that graduates get from their degrees. Ducoff cites CEW reports including "The College Payoff" and "A First Try at ROI."
In this Inside Higher Ed article, Elizabeth Redden writes about new polling data that shows many Americans feel stuck professionally. Redden quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale about the lack of career counseling available to American workers.
Greg Ip and Benoit Morenne write for the Wall Street Journal about how education and training funds should be allocated in the future. They cite CEW data on current and projected US spending on education and training.