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Is There a Future for Liberal Arts?

With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, a student debt crisis, and American families unable to keep up, is there a place for small, private, highly-priced liberal arts schools such as Kenyon College in the future? Kenyon College President Sean Decatur spoke to the City Club Forum about the issue and the direction his institution [...]

You Should Probably Get a Degree if You Want a Job

We’ve written multiple times how important it is to pick your major wisely, but what’s even more important is getting a college degree to begin with. At least, that’s what the latest study from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce says. According the study, called Weathering the Economic Storm, the unemployment rate for people with a college degree has been pretty [...]

MAP: Where Ohio’s Poor, Jobless, and Less-Educated People Live

About 60 percent of job openings likely to be created in the next six years in Ohio will require education beyond high school, researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce say. But in nearly one half of Ohio counties, less than one-quarter of adults have at least an associate degree. And counties with higher rates of education tend to have lower poverty and unemployment rates.

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