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Former College President Highlights Importance of Higher Education

As doubts grow among Americans over the value of a degree, former liberal arts college president Brian Mitchell believes higher education is essential in creating productive citizens. During a session at the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ annual meeting last week, Mitchell said the case should be made to promote college as a means to educate and prepare students for career success and post-secondary education. He noted that higher education should help students become articulate and collaborative, as well as communicate and apply quantitative methods and technology. In Mitchell’s opinion, these are the qualities employers want most.. Read More.

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Workers with College Degrees Hold Majority of Well-Paying Jobs

Here’s some positive news for recent college graduates on the job hunt. According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, workers with a bachelor’s degree held 55 percent of the country’s well-paying jobs in 2015. The number marks a 15 percent increase from 1991 when only 40 percent of jobs were held by workers with four-year degrees. The study also found that good jobs for workers with some college experience increased by 11 percent, and jumped 83 percent for workers with associate degrees. More on the Georgetown study is available on the Inside Higher Ed website.

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