ERIC Number: ED484570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
The Investment Payoff: A 50-State Analysis of the Public and Private Benefits of Higher Education
Institute for Higher Education Policy
Higher education provides a broad array of benefits to both individuals and society. While such a statement has been a long-held belief in American higher education, only recently has the combination of social and economic benefits that accrue from the investment in higher education received sustained attention. This study attempts to build on recent efforts to better describe the broad national benefits of higher education by calculating state-by-state benefits using readily available data from the U.S. Census. The six indicators chosen for this analysis convincingly show that almost every state benefits from higher education in every indicator, even as some states benefit more than others. 7 tables are appended.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Census Figures, Economic Progress, Citizen Participation, Educational Attainment, Income
Institute of Higher Education Policy, 1320 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-861-8223; Fax: 202-861-9307; Web site: http://www.ihep.org.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.