Liberal arts majors are getting paid

Andy Uhler Oct 26, 2016
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Liberal arts majors are getting paid

Andy Uhler Oct 26, 2016
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A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers appears to indicate that employers are increasingly recognizing the value of liberal arts degrees, based on gains in full-time employment and pay acquired by graduates of those programs. Why is this happening? Does it mean that employers are now placing a greater value on critical thinking and writing skills? Is it a backlash against STEM?

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