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Value of College Degree

The Intrinsic Value of Liberal Education

Grant Cornwell | Posted 01.15.2015 | College
Grant Cornwell

A liberal education is an expansion of consciousness: with every book read, every natural or social system grasped, every theory put to the test and employed, we become persons with greater scope and agency.

The Great Debate: Is College Still Worth It?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Do a simple Google News search on "higher education" and chances are you'll get a lot of hits -- stories about how much debt students are accumulating, whether college graduates are faring any better in tough economic times than anyone else, whether a college education really translates into a better future.

Solutions for the Many Gaps Awaiting New College Graduates

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

For many, the summer season means vacation. For young people graduating this year, their vacation might be longer than they'd like. That's because th...

When College Is Not Just A Degree, But An Incubator for Entrepreneurs

Julian Naranjo | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Julian Naranjo

The current debate over the value of a college education has an oversimplified and often unbalanced equation at its heart. Today's calculation has be...

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.

Report Shows Why For-Profit College Enrollment Exploded

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.26.2012 | College

A report released this month by the U.S. Treasury Department shows a correlation between state budget cuts to community colleges over the past decade ...

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.

More Americans Question The Value Of College

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.18.2012 | College

Some Americans spend thousands--even hundreds of thousands--of dollars on higher education. As the cost of a degree continues to rise, it appears som...

Valuing Degree Attainment: A Reminder

Lee Fisher | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

In a time when higher education, businesses, governments, cities, non-profits, philanthropists, and even private citizens are coming together around college attainment, we can ill afford to promote dropping out as a solution to our problems.