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Mellon Foundation Report Shows the Economic Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

March 11, 2019

In his welcome at the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Honors Banquet on March 9, President Wiewel shared that our institutional strategic plan, Exploring for the Global Good, “is the high-level guide for our continuing success” and that it “doubles down on the liberal arts and sciences.”

Now the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has released new research on the measurable results of a liberal arts education. Inside Higher Ed writes, “The report says the claims that a liberal arts degree isn’t worth its cost or will hurt a graduate’s career prospects prove untrue. Specifically, the report says attending a liberal arts college for most students leads to meaningful economic mobility.”

Find the Mellon Foundation report here.