Education: Facts on Alumni

Although a college diploma is no passport to privilege, the 2,700,000 living U.S. alumni and alumnae (about 2% of the population) are influential out of proportion to their numbers. As a group they hold the best jobs, make the most money, live most comfortably. Last week their way of life was surveyed statistically for the first time on a national scale in a report (The U.S. College Graduate) by the Reader Research Department of TIME Inc. The survey sampled 12,728 graduates of 1,048 colleges and universities. Some findings: >By the time they are...

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