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November 14, 2019

Here Are the Top 3 Colleges in America for a Return on Your Investment — and Not One Is in the Ivy League

In this MarketWatch article, Quentin Fottrell writes about the latest CEW report, “A First Try at ROI.” Fottrell quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how providing this analysis holds colleges accountable.
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November 13, 2019

Black Student Loan Borrowers Are More Likely to Struggle Repaying Their Debts — Here’s Why

In this MarketWatch article, Andrew Keshner writes about the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos.” Keshner quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how White workers have been set up to continue their economic dominance and cites.
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November 13, 2019

DeVos Pushes Alternative Credentials, Flexibility in Speech to Business Leaders

In this Education Dive article, Jeremy Bauer-Wolf writes about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s good opinion of alternatives to traditional four-year college options. Bauer-Wolf cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.
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November 11, 2019

AP-NORC Poll: Many Say High School Diploma Enough to Succeed

Collin Binkley and Hannah Fingerhut write for the Associated Press about alarming survey results showing many students don’t view college degrees as likely to pay off. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale explains why many students might be worried but emphasizes that earning a college degree typically has good financial returns.
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November 11, 2019

Applications to Business Schools are Down—But Women Are Making Modest Gains

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess explores the gender distribution of business school applications. Hess quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how when the economy takes a downturn, it is advisable to pursue further schooling.
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November 5, 2019

Federal Funds Will ‘Inevitably’ Replace States’, But Fights Loom

In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken writes about changes to higher education funding on the horizon. Basken quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the politics and policy of proposed changes.
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November 5, 2019

For Sale: SAT Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity

Doug Belkin writes for the Wall Street Journal about how the College Board sells students’ data to colleges, which have become increasingly competitive over acceptance rates. Belkin quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how the College Board has helped colleges project their exclusivity.
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November 4, 2019

With 475,000 Options, Does America Have Too Many Non-Degree Credentials or Too Few?

Michelle Cheng writes for Quartz about what the abundance of credentials available today means for students and employers. Cheng cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.”
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October 31, 2019

Superscoring Standardised Admission Tests Will Supersize Advantage

Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale argues in an op-ed for Times Higher Education that superscoring introduced for the ACT will only exacerbate inequalities in college admissions.
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October 29, 2019

Fact-Check: Did Scott Walker’s Policies Grow Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Sector?

In this Green Bay Press-Gazette article, Nusaiba Mizan delves into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s role in growing the state’s manufacturing industry. Mizan cites the CEW report “The Way We Were.”
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October 28, 2019

US News Guide to College Majors

Josh Moody offers students a guide to majors in the US, citing the CEW report “The College Payoff.”
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October 28, 2019

Report: Workers’ Automation Anxiety Driving ‘Unprecedented Interest’ in Education Benefits

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz writes about why more workers are pursuing higher education in response to concerns about automation. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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October 28, 2019

This College Student Had to Choose: Go to Class, or Go to Work So She Can Afford to Eat

In this op-ed, student Crystal Cox writes for CNBC about her experience working full time as an undergraduate. This op-ed is part of a series from CNBC that highlights the money struggles students face while in college.
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October 28, 2019

Running out of Money. Cancer. Divorce. Many College Students Are Facing Serious Financial Crises

Cindy Perman writes for CNBC about the financial difficulties that students face during college. Perman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how these difficulties are especially prevalent among low-income students.
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October 23, 2019

College Closures, Student Debt, and More Takeaways From the Road

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Goldie Bluemnstyk writes about skills-based hiring and student debt. Blumenstyk cites the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” to discuss how education alone is not the answer to social mobility.
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October 21, 2019

The Answer to Bernie Sanders’s Student Debt Proposal Is ‘No’

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Charles Lane argues that Bernie Sanders’s proposal to cancel student debt is simplistic and would come at the cost of other social justice issues. Lane cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”
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October 18, 2019

White Workers More Likely to Get Good Jobs at Every Level of Education

In this Education Week article, Alyson Klein writes about how at all levels of educational attainment, Whites have higher median earnings in good jobs. Klein cites the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”
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October 18, 2019

Racial Inequality, at College and in the Workplace

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Elin Johnson discusses the findings of the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Johnson quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how racial inequality is systematic and presents many challenges ahead.
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October 17, 2019

Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist

In this piece for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Lois Elfman discusses the findings of new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Elfman quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how White Americans have been able to continue to get good jobs at the highest rate.
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October 17, 2019

White Workers Have a Disproportionate Share of Good Jobs in the Labor Market

In this Money article, Kaitlin Mulhere writes about the findings and recommendations of the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Mulhere quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how inequalities found in the report will persist for decades to come.
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October 17, 2019

White Workers Are More Likely than Black or Latino Americans to Have a Good Job — Even With the Same Level of Education

In this Marketwatch article, Quentin Fottrell discusses the racial disparity in who gets good jobs in today’s workforce. Fottrell cites new CEW release “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” as well as “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Fottrell also quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale.
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October 16, 2019

Women’s Earnings Drop After Having a Child—But Men’s Do Not

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how the “motherhood penalty” contributes to the gender wage gap. Hess cites CEW report “Women Can’t Win” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on occupational segregation.
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October 16, 2019

Colleges Are Dropping ACT, SAT Requirements: A Look at Schools That Don’t Use Test Scores

In this Newsweek article, Alanderia Whitlock explains why more underrepresented populations are able to access higher education when colleges drop the requirement for standardized tests. Whitlock cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?”
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October 14, 2019

Black Women Bear Largest Burden in Student Debt Crisis

In this Detroit Free Press article, Susan Tompor writes about how student loan debt disproportionately impacts Black women. Tompor cites the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots” to discuss the change in the job market following the Great Recession.
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October 10, 2019

For the First Time, Women Are the College-Educated Workforce Majority

In this radio interview, Meghna Chakrabarti and Stefano Kotsonis discuss women’s advancement in the workforce, and the progress that still remains to be seen, with CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.
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October 9, 2019

Questioning Their Fairness, a Record Number of Colleges Stop Requiring the SAT and ACT

In this article for the Hechinger Report, Alina Tugend discusses certain schools’ choice to be test-optional, and the reasons behind this decision. Tugend cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?”
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October 8, 2019

Making Elite Colleges White Again

In this Hechinger Report article, Andre Perry writes about how fighting affirmative action in higher education only preserves a tradition of white privilege at elite institutions. Perry cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal” to discuss the differences in enrollment at post-secondary institutions by race.
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October 7, 2019

New Report Explores How State Policy Impacts Access to Higher Education

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sara Weissman writes about how state investment in colleges and universities alone isn’t enough to make higher education accessible. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf.
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October 7, 2019

Congress’s $2 Billion to Community Colleges Worth It or Not?

Mary Alice McCarthy writes about federal investment in community colleges in this article for The Hill. McCarthy cites the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery” to discuss changes in the job market since the Great Recession.
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October 4, 2019

Women Are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, But the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

Abigail Hess writes the gender pay gap in this CNBC article. Hess cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith and CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to discuss the lag in women’s earnings compared to their educational progress.
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October 3, 2019

Rich Students Get Better SAT Scores—Here’s Why

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how income plays a role when it comes to students’ SAT scores. Hess cites CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”
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October 2, 2019

51% of Young Americans Support Tuition-Free Public College

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess discusses a survey revealing how young Americans feel about the rising costs of higher education. Hess cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”
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October 2, 2019

The Students Disappearing Fastest From American Campuses? Middle-Class Ones

In this Hechinger Report article, Jon Marcus discusses how the share middle-class students have in college enrollment is shrinking, as they are replaced by lower and higher-income students. Marcus quotes CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl on the vicious cycle that occurs when middle-class families struggle to pay for higher education as the workforce demands upskilling.
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September 26, 2019

More Women Think They’ll Be Working Well Into Traditional Retirement Years

Martha C. White writes for CNBC about why more women now plan to work beyond traditional retirement years. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.
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September 23, 2019

Is Meritocracy Making Everyone Miserable?

In this article for the New Yorker, Louis Menand talks about how the education system perpetuates class divisions and often benefits the already privileged. Menand cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal.”
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September 22, 2019

7 Ways to Reduce College Costs

In this article for Forbes, Ron Carson discusses the value of a bachelor’s degree and how to manage rising college costs. Carson cites the CEW report “Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers.”
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September 11, 2019

10 College Majors With the Best Starting Salaries

In this article for U.S. News and World Report, Darian Somers and Josh Moody list the fields of study that lead to the highest starting salaries. Somers and Moody cite CEW report “The College Payoff.”
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September 11, 2019

Half of Student Loan Borrowers Worry They’ll Be in Debt Forever, Study Finds

In this CNBC article, Annie Nova writes about the exponential growth of student debt and the subsequent fears of student borrowers. Nova cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”
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September 10, 2019

Just 1 in 3 Americans Satisfied with Higher Ed, Report Finds

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz discusses the problems that have led to Americans’ dissatisfaction with the higher education system. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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September 3, 2019

Debate Surrounds College Board’s Adversity Score Replacement

Sara Weissman writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about the College Board’s decision to replace its “adversity score” with Landscape, which aims to provide a picture of students’ socioeconomic backgrounds. Weissman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the low impact Landscape will have on the college admissions system.
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August 29, 2019

College Board Drops Plans for SAT Student Adversity Scores

Doug Belkin writes for the Wall Street Journal about the College Board’s decision to replace the Environmental Context Dashboard with Landscape, in attempt to provide context about students’ social and economic backgrounds. Belkin cites the CEW report “SAT-Only Admissions” to explain the role that the test plays in college admissions.
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August 27, 2019

College Board Revises Plans for a Single ‘Adversity Score,’ Designed to Level the Playing Field for Low-income Students

In this MarketWatch article, Quentin Fottrell and Jillian Berman explore the implications of the College Board’s decision to not use an adversity score, but rather a contextual dashboard, to level the playing field in admissions. Fottrell and Berman quote CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl.
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August 27, 2019

College Board Retreats on Plan for Single ‘Adversity’ Rating to Go with SAT Score

In this Washington Post article, Nick Anderson discusses the College Board’s decision to abandon the addition of an “adversity score” to students’ SAT scores. Anderson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the elitism within the college admissions system and the College Board’s role in upholding it.
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August 21, 2019

IDEA Understands That College Is the New High School — For the Texas Charter Network That Means Making It Attainable for Everyone

In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire excerpts his book about how bachelor’s degrees have the potential to transform the United States workforce. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Learning While Earning” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.
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August 20, 2019

Historic Rise of College-Educated Women in Labor Force Changes Workplace

In this article for the Wall Street Journal, Likhitha Butchireddygari discusses how women now make up the majority of the college-educated labor force. Butchireddygari quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how this increase will allow women more control over their earnings and lives.
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August 19, 2019

How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

Nelson D. Schwartz writes for the New York Times about Project Quest, a training program in San Antonio that has proven unusually successful. Schwartz quotes Dr. Carnevale on how training programs in the US compare to those in other countries.
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August 9, 2019

The Texas Tech K-12 Pipeline

Lindsay McKenzie writes for Inside Higher Ed about the potential of Texas Tech’s K-12 program. McKenzie quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale about how the university system has the potential to connect students to the labor market earlier in their studies.
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August 7, 2019

How to Get Good Grades in College

In this US News article, Josh Moody offers basic advice for how students can earn good grades in college. Moody cites the CEW report “Learning While Earning” to explain why students should avoid working too much to maintain good grades.
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August 7, 2019

Can We Save the American Dream?

Heather E. McGowan writes in Forbes about how recent research, including the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose,” demonstrates the failure of the American Dream.
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August 7, 2019

High School Graduation Rates for One Important Group Are Starting to Get Better

Matt Krupnick writes for The Hechinger Report about how graduation rates are improving rapidly among Latino students. Krupnick cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” to explain how Latinos are filling gaps in postsecondary attainment.
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