Education: That College Look

What does college do for you? There are all kinds of partial answers—spoken sometimes in jest, sometimes in anger and once in a while in pride. But there have been no actuarial facts to give a statistician's picture of what the nation's 4,966,000 college graduates are like.

Last year TIME research workers polled a representative cross section—those whose names began with the letters Fa—of all living college graduates. Of these, 9,064 filled out and returned a ballot asking 134 questions. Alphabetically, the sample ranged from Oliver Wendell Faaborg of Willmar, Minn., a University...

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