National Studies Uphold the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree


Recent national studies and surveys of employment data have confirmed the practical value
of liberal arts degrees. The cogent writing, strong public speaking, incisive research, and imaginative 
inquiry that are the hallmarks of a liberal arts education prove highly marketable in professional contexts. 
For those of us who choose majors where we can follow Benjamin Disraeli's advice to "nurture your mind
with great thoughts," it's good news to learn that this process can give us an edge in our careers as well.

 Useful ongoing discussions of these issues can also be found at the American Association of Colleges
and Universities' website and at the National Humanities Alliance's website and Facebook page.