Education: The Old Grad

Between the shores of Maine and California live some 6,000,000 Americans who have at least one thing in common: they all went to college. How have they turned out? Is the old grad really much different from the average U.S. citizen?

This week, with the publication of a new book called They Went to College (Harcourt, Brace; $4), U.S. readers could find out. The book is the product of a five-year study, made by TIME, of 9,064 representative graduates. A Columbia University statistician, Patricia Salter West, analyzed the survey, and LIFE Editor Ernest Havemann...

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