Teachers College, Columbia University

Plenary Session: Do Students Invest Wisely in College?

Date and Time: April 06, 2017 9:00–10:30 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: Capital Hilton

This plenary session summarized the labor market returns to college. Panelists presented evidence on returns to bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as returns to the many sub-baccalaureate awards offered by colleges. Key differences in returns—for example, across awards, subjects, institutions, and student attributes—were highlighted. This evidence was examined in light of recent and expected changes in the structure of the labor market.


Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center
Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Catherine Rampell
Opinion Columnist
The Washington Post
Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center

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