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August 19, 2011

Poll Shows the Public Sees College as Key to Getting Jobs

A solid 69 percent of Americans say that having a college degree is "essential" for getting a good job in this county, a new study released by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation for Education yesterday revealed. And 95 percent of respondents think it's very or somewhat important for financial security...

July 26, 2011

Study Gives Snapshot of Work and Debt of New College Grads

A snapshot of recent college graduates shows the vast majority are employed, which is a good thing since two-thirds are in debt with average loans totaling nearly $25,000.

July 14, 2011

Lack of College-Educated Workers Will Hurt Economy

For 30 years, the United States has not been producing enough college graduates to keep up with the workforce demand, experts tell us. And as a result, the country is losing its edge as an economic world leader, and the income gaps between those with a college education and those without are widenin...

July 05, 2011

Gaps in Financial Outlook for High School vs. College Grads

Without a college degree, high school graduates are often discouraged about their future prospects and aren't aware of tools to help them turn their situation around. A new report shows 36 percent of high school graduates feel it is "very likely" they will be financially secure in their lifetime, w...

May 24, 2011

New Study Tracks Lifetime Income Based on College Major

While the value of a bachelor's degree has been chronicled in recent studies by the American Institutes for Research and Pew Research Center, a new report released today by The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looks more closely at the lifetime payoff depending on what you...

May 16, 2011

New Pew Research Surveys Question Value of College

Two new national surveys by the Pew Research Center reflect discontent among families and administrators about the value and quality of a college education.

May 11, 2011

Study Chronicles Financial Benefits of Bachelor's Degree

For all the money, time, and effort it takes to earn a bachelor's degree, people often wonder: Is the investment worth it? The answer for the student is a clear "yes" when it comes to the advantage in lifetime earnings, according to a new study released today by the American Institutes for Resear...

February 22, 2011

College Experience Doesn't Translate Into Civic Leadership

If college grads won't shape the political landscape of our country, who will? A new study shows that going to college has zero positive impact on being actively engaged in the political process beyond voting. The findings are part of the Enlightened Citizenship: How Civic Knowledge Trumps a Colle...

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