In this op-ed for the Hechinger Report, CEW's Anthony Carnevale and Nicole Smith argue that the bachelor's degree is still the gold standard in today's labor market, despite growing opportunities for workers with middle-skills education.
Wall Street Journal reporter Austen Hufford cites “The College Payoff” in his article about how big companies are reducing educational requirements for certain positions amid the tightening labor market, and how that trend should continue.
Chronicle of Higher Education reporting intern Carolyn Kuimelis quote CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites “Good Jobs Project” in her article about the five biggest higher ed topics to discuss with family.
Forbes council member Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) cites “The Merit Myth: How Our Colleges Favor the Rich and Divide America” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale in their article on how to accomplish an inclusive path forward.
Law professor John C. Brittain and education- and housing-policy consultant Richard D. Kahlenberg cite “Rewarding Strivers” in their Chronicle of Higher Education article on how to diversify college admissions amid the Supreme Court’s consideration of affirmative action.
University Business Journalist Matt Zalaznick quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale in his article about how the looming recession could affect higher education. He writes that the economic slump could further segregate higher ed but also could drive reforms.
Forbes senior contributor Kim Elsesser cites “May the Best Woman Win? Education and Bias against Women in American Politics,” in her article about how there are still doubts about women’s emotional stability in careers.
Huff Post guest writer Nicole Lynn Lewis cites “If Not Now, When?” in her article about how the student loan forgiveness program doesn’t do enough for Black women because they carry the highest amount of student debt and are most likely to be underpaid and underemployed.
Bloomberg’s Jeff Green quotes CEW’s Director of Editorial and Education Policy Martin Van Der Werf on how Wharton’s majority female MBA program marks an important step towards gender parity in graduate programs.
Insider Economy fellow Jacob Zinkula and Reporter Madison Hoff cite “The College Payoff,” in their article about how many Americans are exploring alternative career paths on behalf of a college degree.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education writer and president of Cedar Crest College Dr. Elizabeth M. Meade cites “The College Payoff” in her article arguing that asking if college is worth it is not the right question. She writes that a better question to ask is why we no longer believe in education as a public good, worthy of investment.
Higher Ed Dive senior reporter Jeremy Bauer-Wolf quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites “Liberal Arts ROI” in his article covering the new research on students valuing career-oriented education over liberal arts experiences.
Chronicle of Higher Education senior reporter Adrienne Lu quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale in her article about whether college is “worth it” and how the stories of college graduates who can’t find a good job reinforce the idea that college may not be worth the time and effort.
Inside Higher Ed writer Steven Mintz cites “The College Payoff” in his article about how a holistic program of financial, academic, and personal support targeting community college students would provide a bigger payoff than one-time debt relief.
Forbes contributor Nancy Lee Sánchez cites “Ranking 4,500 Colleges by ROI (2022)” in her article covering the Biden Student Debt Relief Plan. She states how there have been attempts to diminish the ROI of a bachelor’s degree for those who cannot afford to pay it outright.
Adrienne Lu, the Senior Reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, cites “The College Payoff” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale to showcase current debates around Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan and the ROI of college degrees.
The Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein cites “Separate and Unequal” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale in his article about what the student-loan debate overlooks. He writes that the plan recognizes the difficulties young Americans have in adulthood and provides them with the same benefits that Boomers have been afforded all along.
Chris Keaveney cites “ROI 2022” and “The College Payoff” in his Inside Higher Ed article about the ROI crisis in America’s higher education. His article discusses how students take out college loans for success but a significant number of them do not receive the returns.
Eric Cortellessa, a staff writer for TIME, quotes CEW Director of Editorial and Education Policy Martin Van Der Werf in his article fact-checking the most prominent criticisms against President Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debts.
Forbes’ Council Member Joshua Siler cites “Born To Win, Schooled To Lose” to argue how the US meritocracy may not award everyone who has worked hard for their degrees. He makes a case for recruiters to rethink their college degree requirements.
The Hechinger Report author Jill Barshay cites “The College Payoff” to discuss how much a college degree is worth. She introduces online tools that can serve as a guide to connect college choice, field of study, and future salaries.
Voice of America writer Dan Friedell quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites “The College Payoff” to make a case that even the experts who say it is good to get a college degree recognize that there might be reasons not to go to college.
The Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Karin Fischer quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and cites “Good Jobs Report” to discuss the shrinking of higher education. The article discusses the downward trend of student enrollment in colleges following the pandemic.