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Ethical College Admissions: The Hare and the Tortoise Graduate From College

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Jim Jump writes about the main findings of the CEW report “A First Try at ROI” and how college is an investment with risk.

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Working College Students

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Madeline St. Amour writes about how working experiences vary depending on students’ incomes. St. Amour cites the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students.”

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Was Your College Worth It? This School Chart Will Tell You

Arianne Cohen writes for Fast Company about the main findings of the CEW report “A First Try at ROI”—and how consumers can use the rankings in their decision-making.

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State Schools vs. Private College: What’s the Smarter Investment?

In this Money article, Prachi Bhardwaj writes about the recent CEW report “A First Try at ROI,” focusing on the differences in returns offered by private and public colleges.

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Investing in a College Degree? These Four Mass. Schools Offer the Biggest Payoff

In this Boston Globe article, Deirdre Fernandes delves into why some colleges in Massachusetts rank higher than Harvard for long-time financial returns. Fernandes quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the wide variation in the rankings.

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A New Study Calculates Return on Investment — 40 Years After Enrollment. Here’s What We Learned.

In this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Audrey Williams June writes about the findings of CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.”

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New Research Finds Private Colleges Pay Off More than Public Colleges—But It’s Complicated

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Hess quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how this research will help students in navigating the college application process as well as hold institutions accountable.

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Private Nonprofit Colleges Give Students the Highest Long-Term Value, Report Finds

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz writes about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Schwartz quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how specialized education options often outrank traditional liberal arts colleges when it comes to future financial earnings.

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Is College Worth It? Yes, But Return on Investment Varies, Study Finds

Sara Weissman writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about CEW’s latest report, “A First Try at ROI.” Weissman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Martin Van Der Werf about the recent expansion of the College Scorecard that made the report possible.

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Is College Worth It? A Georgetown Study Measures Return on Investment — With Some Surprising Results.

Susan Svlurga writes for the Washington Post about the schools that top the list in the CEW report “A First Try at ROI.” Svlurga quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale about how this report may allow students to consider colleges based on factors other than prestige.

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Return on Students’ Investments Varies Over Time

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Rick Seltzer writes about the recent CEW report “A First Try at ROI.” Seltzer quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how students should examine individual institutions rather than rely on the type of institution to make their decisions about college.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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