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New Data Reveals Debt-to-Earnings Test Results

“Across the county, the debate over whether and to what extent a college degree justifies the time and expense required to attain it rages on,” says Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Andrew Gillen, Ph.D. “But this is the wrong question to debate. No one gets a generic ‘college degree.’ Instead, a student receives a degree in a particular major from a specific college.

“Traditionally, national data on the value of degree programs fail to dig to the depths required to provide genuine guidance. Texas students, parents, and policymakers can now access and learn from new U.S. Department of Education data showing the earnings and debt of recent graduates of the state’s public universities.

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