The Study of Man: What Americans Get Out of College

Glazer, Nathan. "The Study of Man: What Americans Get Out of College." Commentary, May, 1952.

Excerpt: The uniqueness of America is nowhere more apparent than in the fact that the college-educated group, which in most countries of the Western world is the elite, is here a mass. There were in this country, five years ago, four and a half million college graduates, a figure which has been increasing at the rate of about 400,000 a year. There were at that time, in addition, five and a half million who had had some college education. It is not easy to grasp immediately the significance of these figures.