These articles feature what experts are saying about the value of a liberal arts education.
- 5 Myths About Liberal Arts Colleges -- Set the Record Straight: An Education in the Liberal Arts Is a Great Decision
There is a sea of misinformation out there regarding the value of a liberal arts education. Tuajanda C. Jordan explains that the reality, however, is that higher education in the liberal arts is actually alive and well - continuing to provide a path to a rewarding career and richer life for students of all backgrounds.
- Why America's Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education
". . . Business and education majors still showed substantially lower gains in writing, complex reasoning, and critical thinking by the time they’d graduated. Those are the weaknesses that a liberal-arts education can address. 'Liberal arts majors . . . are the students who have the active minds, who are asking the big questions,' said Erika Walker, an assistant dean at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business."
- We Don't Need More STEM Majors. We Need More STEM Majors with Liberal Arts Training
Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis, argues that if American STEM grads are going lead the world in innovation, then their science education cannot be divorced from the liberal arts.
- Debunking The Myths of a Liberal Arts Education
Georgia S. Nugent, former president of Kenyon College, shares the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education — and why you shouldn't believe them.
- The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
Find out from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute why college has proved to be the best umbrella in this historic economic storm and the best preparation for the economy that is emerging in recovery.
- The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Global Marketplace
"The Association of American Colleges and Universities . . . recently released the results of new national survey of employers that describes what college graduates need to succeed in a global economy. The findings clearly underscore the importance of the liberal arts." - Edward J. Ray in The Huffington Post
- Myth: A Liberal Arts Education Is Becoming Irrelevant
The American Council on Education features this article by Smith College president Carol T. Christ that addresses the question "If Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never earned degrees, is college really necessary?"
- Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight (PDF)
The Association of American Colleges and Universities offers this short infographic highlighting findings from their new report, How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment.
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