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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Numbers in the News


Percentage of undergraduate college students who showed no significant gains in critical thinking skills after two years in college in a recent study (Source: The Seattle Times)


Percentage showing no significant gains after four years of college


Average lifetime earnings increase from a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts (Source: MSN.com)


Cost of four years of Whitman tuition at current tuition levels without financial aid


Average increase for a medical degree

$54 billion

Net worth of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft (Source: Forbes.com)

$6.9 billion

Net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

$6.1 billion

Net worth of Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple

$4.1 billion

Estimated value of Twitter, co-founded by Biz Stone (Source: Wall Street Journal)


Number of non-honorary college degrees held by these four men

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