May 8, 2020
Kevin Mahnken writes for The 74 Million about how the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the workers with the least education. Mahnken quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith about the effects the pandemic will have on this year's college graduates.
Liz Wellen writes for the Hechinger Report about the challenges that students who are also parents face amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wellen quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.
May 7, 2020
In this Inside Higher Ed article, Emma Whitford discusses how the pandemic is affecting workers and industries based on a survey from the Strada Education Network. Whitford quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how interconnected the labor market is.
In this Real Clear Education article, Andrew Gillen breaks down the debate over the value of a college degree. Gillen mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this KMUW article, Stephan Bisaha writes about how the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the aviation industry—and, as a result, hurt the job prospects of students in hands-on training programs preparing to enter the industry. Bisaha quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this Quartz article, Michelle Cheng writes about how students switched their majors in favor of job-oriented majors following the 2008 recession. Cheng quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on why that hasn't been a trend in the current recession so far.
April 29, 2020
Emma Kerr writes for US News and World Report about the US colleges and universities that offer their students the best returns on investment. Kerr cites the CEW reports "A First Try at ROI" and "ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges."
April 29, 2020
In this piece in The Evolllution, Nan Travers discusses innovation in higher education. Travers cites CEW reports "Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020" and "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs."
In this New Yorker article, Masha Gessen explores how the coronavirus pandemic has caused stakeholders in higher education to question its purpose. Gessen cites CEW report "The College Payoff."
April 27, 2020
In this Business Insider article, Marguerite Ward discusses inequality in education. Ward cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”
April 19, 2020
In this Seattle Times article, Katherine Long and Steve Miletich explore the possible economic futures of graduating students. Long and Miletich quote CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on the division between blue collar and white collar jobs in a coronavirus economy.
In this Hechinger Report article, Meredith Kolodner discusses how remote learning has already created challenges for low-income students, including additional expenses and the likelihood of a lower starting salary. Kolodner quotes CEW Assistant Research Professor Jenna Sablan.
April 13, 2020
Katherine Mangan writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education about how the pandemic has put job training programs on hold. Mangan quotes CEW Senior Analyst Michael Quinn on how these programs’ closings will disproportionately affect low-income and minority students.
April 9, 2020
In this article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Christopher Newfield discusses the benefits of a free college model in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Newfield quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and Director of Research Jeff Strohl and cites the CEW report “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges.”
April 7, 2020
In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire writes about how college shutdowns affect the most systematically disadvantaged students. Whitmire cites CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”
April 6, 2020
In this Orlando Sentinel article, Annie Martin discusses how the coronavirus will affect job prospects for graduating students. Martin quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the pandemic will affect students’ career trajectory and their initial job search.
Sean Teehan writes for the Hartford Business Journal about the potential long-term impact of coronavirus on higher education. Teehan quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the pandemic will raise questions about the payoff of attending class on campus.
In an article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Sara Weissman discusses the differences between Sanders’ and Biden’s approaches to student loan debt. Weissman quotes CEW Assistant Research Professor Jenna Sablan on the growing consensus that student loan forgiveness will address racial inequity in addition to socioeconomic disadvantage.
April 2, 2020
Anna Helhoski writes for the Associated Press about the inequities in higher ed financial aid. Helhoski quotes CEW’s Martin Van Der Werf on how financial aid is often awarded with the colleges’ prestige in mind.
March 31, 2020
In this Forbes piece, Richard Whitmire discusses the effect of college closures on socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Whitmire cites CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”
March 27, 2020
In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken explores Biden’s proposed higher education policy. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
Martha C. White writes for NBC News about the federal government’s response to the economic fallout from coronavirus and quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.
Janet Lorin writes for Bloomberg about the uncertain job market that this year’s MBA graduates face. Lorin quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on alternatives to seeking a job that recent graduates could consider.
In this Hechinger Report article, Delece Smith-Barrow writes about a renewed push in Congress to fund apprenticeships. She quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on why apprenticeships lead to good earnings but are not likely to grow significantly in the US.
March 10, 2020
In this EdSurge article, Michael Horn discusses the value of math competency in today’s workforce. Horn quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the percentage of US jobs that require competency in Algebra II.
In this Barron’s article, Stanley Litow explores the intersection of business and higher education. Litow quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
March 2, 2020
In this VOA article, the VOA Student Union discusses racial inequities in graduation rates and other markers of college success. VOA quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”
Natalie Schwartz writes for Education Dive about why many college graduates wish they had chosen a different major. Schwartz cites a recent CEW report and quotes Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf on why majors matter most for future earnings.
February 27, 2020
In this Forbes article, Wesley Whistle discusses the payoff of certificate programs. Whistle cites CEW report “Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees.”
February 24, 2020
In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken discusses Michael Bloomberg’s plan for postsecondary education policy. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the significance of job-specific training.
February 21, 2020
In this Washington Post article, Daniel Markovits reviews the book “The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Managerial Elite” by Michael Lind. Markovits mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and Research Director Jeff Strohl.
February 21, 2020
In this Hechinger Report article, Laura Perna explores the value of Pell Grants and correlating graduation rates. Perna cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
In this WHYY piece, Avi Wolfman-Arent discusses the payoff of the Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program. Wolfman-Arent cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on weighing the cost of college with potential lifetime earnings.
February 18, 2020
In this University Business article, Nariman Farvardin discusses the difference in ROI across institutions and disciplines. Farvardin cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI.”
February 16, 2020
In this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey J. Selingo discusses how higher education needs to evolve. Selingo cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”
February 13, 2020
CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale writes in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed that college is worth it—despite questioning that suggests otherwise.
February 11, 2020
In this Forbes article, Emily Chamlee-Wright discusses the nuances of what liberal arts colleges aim to cultivate and how that relates to ROI. Chamlee-Wright cites CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”
February 8, 2020
In this VOA article, Pete Musto discusses how the rise of higher education costs has raised the question of ROI. Musto cites CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on some of the socioeconomic barriers to higher education.
February 7, 2020
In this Time article, Alana Semuels discusses job cuts across the retail industry. Semuels quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the retail industry will likely go through a similar transformation as the manufacturing workforce.
February 5, 2020
In this Construction Dive article, Zachary Phillips discusses the findings of the latest CEW report, “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees: What Students Need to Know Before They Go to College.”
February 4, 2020
In this article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Sara Weissman discusses one college’s plan to lessen the completion gap for its Pell-eligible students. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on how the plan recognizes that money alone is not the solution.
February 4, 2020
In this piece for Education Week, Sarah D. Sparks discusses how both the education and workforce spheres value creativity. Sparks quotes CEW Research Economist Megan Fasules on human creativity being a skill AI cannot replicate.
February 3, 2020
In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Bennett Leckrone discusses the drawbacks of comparing colleges based on ROI. Leckrone cites the CEW reports on ROI and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how ROI is just one indicator of student success.
February 3, 2020
In this Chicago Tribune article, Jerry Shnay discusses community partnerships and the demand for trade skills in the face of a housing crisis. Shnay cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”
February 3, 2020
In this Fortune article, Ellen McGirt discusses the wage gap for Black women and preparing Black girls for the future workforce. McGirt cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”
February 2, 2020
In this article for Times Higher Education, Paul Basken discusses the financial interest institutions may have in ending their reliance on admissions exams. Basken quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the connection between wealth and college admissions.
January 31, 2020
In this article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Patricia McGuire discusses how partnerships between companies and colleges often leave more vulnerable students on the margins. McGuire cites the CEW reports “A First Try at ROI” and “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”