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While state funding for #highered is declining, there is renewed interest in free college programs. Read more: bit.ly/2GcatGW @halliebusta @EdDiveHigherEd

The US spends 2x as much on #healthcare than does Europe. See more. bit.ly/2dlit8S #CEWemployment

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#Healthcare has the largest share of foreign-born and foreign-trained workers in the country. bit.ly/2dlit8S #CEWprojections

Switching majors too late in college is delaying many students’ graduation and increasing student loan debt. Read more: bit.ly/2PCDB9V @hechingerreport

Many students don’t have a clear career trajectory and lack the support mechanisms to help them choose a major, which can severely inhibit their future. Read more: bit.ly/2M11urx @The74 @laura11D

Despite the popular belief that #liberalarts majors have a difficult time after graduation, many have a good chance of landing a job that fits their education level. @melissakorn explains: on.wsj.com/2OOcXz6 @WSJ

The range of specialty fields in nursing can offer earnings from $46K to as high as $150K per year. bit.ly/2xGZcW4 #CEWemployment

Critical thinking and mathematical skills are both highly important in the #healthcare field. bit.ly/2dlit8S #CEWprojections

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The President of @RMU explains how our nation has a college-completion crisis. Read more: bit.ly/2FlZGbk @PittsburghPG @RMU

The shortage of #manufacturing workers may be getting worse as the unemployment rate drops and the labor market tightens. Read more: to.pbs.org/2TtrKy2 @pbsnewshour

HEA Reauthorization Can Reduce Equity Gaps That Persist for Students of Color

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education opinion piece, Alyse Gray Parker and India Heckstall write about how a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act can serve as an opportunity to reduce persistent equity gaps for students of color. Parker and Heckstall cite the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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Taco Bell Is Giving Away $21 Million in College Scholarships — And They Don’t Care About SATs or GPA

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess reports on the Taco Bell Foundation’s announcement that it will offer students scholarship money based on their passion rather than grades or test scores. Hess cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor