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Really interesting study of economic situation of students

January 27th, 2017

The New York Times has an article along with an online interactive data set exploring the economic background and salary trend of students at a variety of schools. It buys hard into the fallacious connection that is all the rage these days that what you do in college is somehow the prime determinant of your salary in dollars later in life. I wish journalists would challenge that more. But the data are still really cool to examine.

Article: Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours. NY Times: The Upshot, By Gregor Aisch, Larry Buchanan, Amanda Cox and Kevin Quealy, January 18, 2017.

Here are pages for Guilford and for some other colleges we talk about:

Guilford

UNCG

High Point University

NC A&T

Bennett

Elon

Greensboro

Davidson

Earlham

[link from Jim Hood]

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