Saturday, December 12, 2015

What People Want to Know About the Payoff of Different Degrees - Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Ed

For years, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has produced data-rich reports on the job market for college graduates with various majors and levels of attainment. Lately, its work appears to be taking a tack even more oriented to consumers: Its most recent release is a college ranking based on the earnings of former students. We caught up recently with the center’s director, the economist Anthony P. Carnevale. In addition to explaining the center’s evolution, Mr. Carnevale shared his take on the role college rankings should play in students’ searches and the one question he says people always have about the labor-market return on a degree.

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