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Plenary Session: Are Colleges Structured to Optimize Investments?

This plenary session examined whether colleges are organized so students can gain high returns to college. Panelists examined which college characteristics or practices are most strongly associated with labor market success, with a focus on the labor market returns to for-profit colleges. Panelists also considered what organizational changes might be made to colleges to enhance the economic value of attending college.


David Deming
Assistant Professor of Education and Economics
Harvard University
Harry Holzer
Professor of Public Policy
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
John Friedman
Founding Co-Director of Opportunity Insights
Harvard University

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