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Is A (Liberal Arts) College Degree Still Worth It?

Grant Cornwell | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Grant Cornwell

Practical wisdom is the moral and intellectual wherewithal to live well, to prosper and thrive oneself, and, in so doing, to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of others. In this sense, a Wooster education is the most practical education possible in and for the world today.

The Gold Standard: The Powerful Impact of Residential Liberal Arts Colleges

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 03.22.2014 | College
L. Jay Lemons

These reflections are those of a parent, not an educator, but they reinforce my professional conviction about the distinctive and powerful impact of residential liberal arts colleges.

Does a College Degree Make Dollars and Sense?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

When considering how we make higher education "worth it," perhaps we should stop periodically to remind ourselves that students are not simply numbers or completions.

Return on Investment and Why It Matters for Higher Education

Chris Maples | Posted 09.20.2013 | College
Chris Maples

Return on investment is more important to students and families when it comes to deciding what college to attend for an undergraduate degree than it has been in many years.

The Real Reasons College Is a Bad Investment

Brazen Life | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Hating on universities and the uselessness of their degrees is trendy. A quick Google search will offer you hundreds of rants detailing the pointlessness of secondary education. Yet while college has become a bad investment, it's likely not for the reasons you have in mind.

What You Get for Your College Degree: The Value of Being an Alumnus

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

We think about the value of going to college but the actual value is in being a graduate from college -- being an alumnus.

Numbers Don't Lie -- A Cost/Value Analysis of a Liberal Arts Degree

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

Not only is a liberal arts education not as expensive as news stories lead us to believe, but there may be no better investment in America today.

Underemployed And Overeducated: The Status Of Today's College Graduates

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

New research released Monday says nearly half of the nation’s recent college graduates work jobs that don’t require a degree. The report, from ...

The Value of an 'Elite' College: Connections

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

I do believe that connections are what an elite private college education is all about -- but it's more than social networking.

Assessing the Future of Higher Education

John Petillo | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
John Petillo

Are students being saddled with debt at the worst possible time? Can students with a liberal arts education compete in an economy that demands technical skills? And most pointedly: What are students getting for their money?

Career Prep Connundrum

Abby Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Abby Miller

Today's traditional liberal arts colleges and universities are facing a dilemma: stick with the "learning for the sake of learning" model, or integrate career preparation elements into their curricula.

The Value of a College Degree in the Innovation Economy

Elisa Stephens | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Elisa Stephens

It is true that young people today are light years ahead of past generations in mastering new technologies and adopting innovation. But nothing changes the fact that a 21st century economy requires a 21st century education.

Advancing the Liberal Arts in and Beyond the Classroom

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 02.18.2012 | College
Robert M. Eisinger

The odious phrase "the real world" assumes that the university is unlike the world of blue and white collars. But the private and public sectors are not replete with multiple choice exams.

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

Another Entrepreneur Says College Is Worthless

businessinsider.com | Gus Lubin | Posted 08.22.2011 | College

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Is College Pricing Killing the American Dream?

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 08.09.2011 | College
Gary Liberson, PhD

The ability to earn an advanced degree is inherent in the American Dream. This is true for the benefit of the individual and for society as a whole. I...

Where Is the Value in a Four-Year Education?

Marian Salzman | Posted 08.01.2011 | College
Marian Salzman

In this era of "experts" younger than certain dresses of mine in areas such as social media, is a higher degree really necessary? Or do you need only a savant-like grasp on tech economy to ensure a prosperous life?