Is a liberal arts education worth it?

A new study out of Georgetown proves that a liberal arts education is worth it, eventually.

Reported by the Washington Post, a new searchable study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that while the return on a liberal arts education is not often immediate, the median 40-year return is 25% higher than the median for all colleges as a whole.

The takeaway? High-value high-demand market skills may be a student’s best first priority early in their career. But a liberal arts education which helps them be flexible and creative over the course of their career is essential for a constantly evolving workplace. So, how can our institutions teach both?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.