ROI/Value

College degrees: See which ones have the highest ROI

Most campus leaders know some college degrees are more lucrative than others. What they may not know is how the ROI changes at different levels of college completion.

The 5 subjects proven to give undergrads the best wage premium

Despite fear that college enrollment is declining, a new academic study published by Sage Journals reveals that certain subjects are seeing big numbers. The deciding factor? The lifetime earning premiums they offer.

Why your school needs to adopt curricula in computer and information sciences

With rising student demand and workforce prowess, degrees embracing these digital STEM fields can reap high enrollment and grant impressive ROI. Some institutions have already adopted it into their longstanding programs this year.

How the DOE’s gainful employment rule puts your federal aid dollars at risk

Estimates find the ruling will protect approximately 700,000 students, and about 1,700 programs will fail at least one of its metrics.

Degrees from these 10 schools add the most value to a graduate’s salary

A degree from a university on this last can add over $94,000 on top of the $61,600 median salary earned by a 25-34-year-old, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Net good vs. bad investment: Americans are torn when it comes to higher education

New America's "Varying Degrees 2023" survey found that 70% of Americans believe higher education will improve one's financial stability, but only 59% disagree that the state of higher ed is fine as it is.

Public confidence in higher education plummets by 20% in 8 years

Confidence in the higher education system has dropped by double-digit numbers among all groups, except for Democrats, who were one point shy, Gallup found.

Know who you enroll: the 6 traits of the upcoming college student

Key takeaways EAB gathered in their latest meta-report paint a comprehensive picture of higher education's future college cohort: "Gen P." The report draws from conversations with over 20,000 high school students, counselors, parents, EAB partners and college enrollment teams.

Ohio is the latest state to try making college costs, ROI clearer—is it worth it?

Similar state and federal initiatives have either stalled or, if passed, have not gained traction among parents and students.

Good news! Current students believe their degree is worth the cost

The driving factor leading to public and private nonprofit institutions students' high regard for their degree is their trust that it adequately prepares them for life after college.

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