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The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina's Higher Education


On August 19, the S.C. Commission on Higher Education released the study, “ The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina’s Higher Education ,” which was conducted by USC’s Division of Research of the Darla Moore School of Business. The event was broadcast to nine counties around the state via a closed circuit broadcast of SC ETV. Mr. Ken Wingate, Chairman of the Commission, moderated the press conference and was joined by USC economist, Dr. Doug Woodward, who along with his colleague Dr. Paulo Guimaraes led the research, Mr. Daniel Ravenel, who chaired the legislatively-appointed Higher Education Study Committee, and Mr. Otis Rawl, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Below is the telecast in its entirety broken down into three sequential segments. The first segment includes a review of the study by Dr. Woodward. The second segment includes conversation with the panelists about higher education, the Action Plan, and the value of higher education to the business community. The press conference lasted approximately 35 minutes and was followed by a question and answer period of approximately 30 minutes.

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