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Is College Worth It

One Cheap Way To Make College Worth It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.29.2015 | College

If you ask someone who graduated from college in the past decade whether their education was worth it, their answer is going to depend a lot on whethe...

Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

Robert Reich | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

A college degree is worth the cost because it at least enables a young person to tread water. Without the degree, young people can easily drown.

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking p...

Penis = $$$

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.05.2014 | College

As debate over the high cost and sometimes diminishing returns of a college degree these days continues, a new report suggests the relative value of t...

Why Isn't It 'Worth It' To Make College Cheap Again?

Washington Monthly | Posted 06.05.2014 | College

Now, since it’s college graduation time, it’s also the season for the annual “is college worth it” discussion. No one is actually willing t...

As Student Debt Rises, Is the Allure of College Fading?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marcos Cordero

Is a four-year college education really worth the high price tag when there are cheaper options available?

Is College Worth It? The Answer Could Be in the 'Worth Claim'

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
W. Kent Barnds

It's an inarguable fact that the experience and purpose of college enrich individuals, society and our culture. Let's stop trying to prove or disprove it. Let's begin focusing on something students can benefit from. We do not serve students or society well as long as the battle is trying to prove that the industry is worth it. It is.

Are College Grads Overqualified and Under-prepared?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Given the new -- and continually changing -- types of skills currently in demand, it is not clear what the ideal path is for high school graduates. But what does seem clear is that we need an expanded conception of what constitutes higher education.

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

LOOK: The Best Colleges For Your Cash

Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

College students on campuses across the country are crossing stages this month, on their way to shake someone's hand and receive their diplomas. But t...

Are These 5 College Even Worth The Cost?

Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

The graduates from these colleges tend to work in education, social work and criminal justice -- all customarily underpaid professions -- so perhaps i...

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.

Polymaths, Bumblebees and the 'Expert' Myth

April Rinne | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
April Rinne

We don't need to do away with experts entirely. Instead, let's update and refine what it means to be an expert in the 21st century.

Is A Music Degree A Waste of Money? Ed Sheeran Thinks So.

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.18.2012 | Entertainment

College isn't the end-all be-all for British singer Ed Sheeran. The 21-year-old singer told BBC Newsbeat that the best way to break into the music...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is College Worth It? Later Earnings Tied To Major, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.04.2011 | College

Later this summer, as millions of students around the country return to college, many will question the value of their investment. But according to a ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Struggling Grads: Don't Fret, College Ultimately Worth The Cost

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Creighton Olsen routinely questions the wisdom of his college investment. Specifically, whether his struggle to secure a decent-paying ...

Another Entrepreneur Says College Is Worthless

businessinsider.com | Gus Lubin | Posted 08.22.2011 | College

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The Real Education Begins Now

NextGen Journal | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
NextGen Journal

College would do its tuition-paying customers a favor by not solely focusing on hard facts/skills. They are important, but an even greater need exists in helping students develop an understanding of themselves.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is College Worth The Cost Of Admission?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.17.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Erik Peterson started questioning the worth of college right about the time he graduated. Faced with a lack of better options, Peterson...