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How Much Are Degrees Worth?

In today’s Pope Center piece, Tom Burnett takes a look at the data that Virginia compiles on graduates of its public colleges and universities: what did they major in, are they working full-time, and how much are they earning? His general conclusion is that a large percentage of those students, far from making a great investment, have spent a lot of time and money to little purpose.

 

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

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