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Colleges and universities play an important role in the U.S. economy, not only as participants but also as drivers of economic growth. The U.S. economy more than ever is demanding that workers have increasing levels of skills and abilities, traditionally best acquired through colleges and universities in various fields of study, such as journalism, social work, and business, to name a few. Without qualified workers, the United States loses ground to other countries with more qualified personnel, which can ultimately jeopardize the U.S. economy. By 2020, the U.S. economy will have a shortfall of 5 million college-educated workers, and by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or some other postsecondary education. Some of this economic impact is due ...

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