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College Graduate Earnings: 2022

Using recently published data from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Andrew Gillen provides a report intended to inform parents and policymakers about the earnings prospects for specific college degrees. The source of the data is the College Scorecard and as usual, that data is limited by the fact that the College Scorecard only reports earnings data for students who borrowed money through Federal Student Aid to attend college.

Reasons for College Admissions: “It’s the Economics, Stupid!”

“It’s the economy, stupid!” was Bill Clinton strategist James Carville’s directive to keep his presidential campaign staffers on message during his successful 1992 run for the presidency. While I chose not to use a paraphrase of that slogan in my recent post about Caitlin Flanagan’s article stating that private schools in the U.S. have become obscene, perhaps I should have.