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Inside Higher Ed: Liberal Arts Grads Win in the Long Term

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

February 5, 2014

Liberal arts majors may start off slower than others when it comes to the postgraduate career path, but they close much of the salary and unemployment gap over time, a new report shows.

By their mid-50s, liberal arts majors with an advanced or undergraduate degree are on average making more money those who studied in professional and pre-professional fields, and are employed at similar rates. But that’s just one part of the paper’s overall argument that concerns about the value of a liberal arts degree “are unfounded and should be put to rest.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/22/see-how-liberal-arts-grads-really-fare-report-examines-long-term-data#ixzz2r9tEfG3p

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SUNY Empire State College Student Ashley Caldwell Named to US Olympic Freestyle Skiing Team for Second Time, By David Henahan, director of communications, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Internship Opportunities for Students in Washington, DC, By Joshua Boardman, graduate intern, Academic Affairs

Inside Higher Ed: Liberal Arts Grads Win in the Long Term, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

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