Notes in the Margins: Egypt, low-yield degrees and the tuition bubble

New study shows architecture, arts degrees yield highest unemployment Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. (The Washington Post)

Bursting the Tuition Bubble The common wisdom is that universities, bloated with tenured professors, are ripe for a market correction. Yet a deeper dig into the numbers—itemized in a pair of studies by the College Board and the foundation-funded Delta Cost Project—shows that the bubble is actually a pair of unrelated phenomena: Call them the Great Harvard Chase and the State-Funding Plug Pull. (The Village Voice)

For-Profit College Students Face Higher Debt, More Unemployment, Report Finds Students attending for-profit colleges wind up with much higher student-loan debts, are less likely to be employed after graduation and generally earn less than similar students at public or private nonprofit schools, according to a recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. (The Huffington Post)

Reservations on Studying in Egypt In the last few months, as the Arab spring has given way to heightened violence and political instability, many students, parents and college administrators are thinking twice about study abroad programs. (The New York Times)

Grad School Math: Which Degrees Are Worth the Debt The reasons for the low salary bumps in some fields varies: In some majors, such as petroleum engineering and computer engineering, workers with bachelor’s degrees already earn high salaries, which aren’t much improved with higher degrees. In others, such as studio arts and mass media, the job market is weak regardless of how much education one has. (Daily Finance)