New data in the skills vs. liberal arts debate

There’s new data in the skills vs. liberal arts debate.

Reported by Education Dive, new research from Ithaka S&R shows that low-income students who attend liberal arts-focused colleges have a higher chance of becoming higher-income adults.

The takeaway? With so much talk and trends toward certificate programs and immediate ROI education, this study should at least help add some nuance in the discussion – to help fight for liberal arts experiences even in our work-first educational models.

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.