What’s a College Degree Worth?
Illustration: Tim Cook
Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher education’s data crunchers have increasingly been training their sights on the post-graduation career path. It’s an often-unpredictable trajectory shaped by students’ aspirations, talents, and backgrounds, by economic conditions, and by institutions’ effectiveness as launching pads.
What can earnings data tell us, about which institutions, which disciplines, and which individual academic programs give students the best chances of earning money?