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Value of College Education

[Infographic] Is College Worth the Cost?

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Piyush Mangukiya

The growing problem of student loan debt has dominated national news for several years. Over 70% of students graduating with four-year degrees in 2014...

Valuing Survey Data on the Value of College

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Hunter Gehlbach

In the past forty-eight hours media outlets from The Chronicle of Higher Education to the Wall Street Journal have posted headlines questioning the value of college. Their stories stem from a new poll of alumni reporting that only half of those polled strongly agree that college was worth the cost of attending.

One Path to Debt-Free College

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.09.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

"The Affordable College Compact" calls for state and federal partnership in higher education with the goals of substantially increasing public investment in higher education and reducing student debt.

Education Is Worth the Investment

William J. Lowe | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
William J. Lowe

There is no greater financial investment in one's future than a college degree. While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

College Education or College Degree?

Troy Henderson | Posted 10.12.2014 | College
Troy Henderson

Gather any group of college professors in any discipline in any part of the country, and most (if not all) have noticed a mindset affecting many college students in which they seem to value their degree more than their education.

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.

Let's Refocus the Debate About Higher Education Affordability

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

There is no doubt that college costs have skyrocketed and that something must be done, but the rhetoric is obscuring some important facts.

Who's Afraid of the Liberal Arts?

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 11.15.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

I would encourage parents and students who are nervous about the practical applications of an English degree, or career prospects for a history major, to reconsider the straight, causal line they've drawn between college major and professional success.

Why Gaining Work Experience Is More Important Than Your Education

Brazen Life | Posted 10.14.2013 | College
Brazen Life

There's a difference between studying hard and working hard. My friend believed his grades were all that mattered for admission to graduate school or to land a good entry-level job. I'm here to tell you he was wrong. In fact, colleges are the first to tell you that you need more than a degree to get hired.

Why We Won't Need College in 15 Years

Brazen Life | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Brazen Life

We all have that one thing in our lives we keep around without really knowing why. If you live and work in a big city, you may still have your car from the days when you used to live in the suburbs. At one time, the car had a purpose. But now? It just collects parking tickets and bird poop.

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.

College Degrees With High Placement Rates

Scott Willyerd | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Scott Willyerd

As the costs of college rise, families are beginning to question the ROI of a college degree. But it's hard to argue with majors that offer students easy access to jobs post graduation.

Is Higher Education Even Worth It?

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society. We must commit to obtaining our own, and helping others gain, access to quality education. It is the only way for sustained personal and professional success.

The Best Education for the Best Is the Best Education for All

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

I think we could agree on some basic standards for college readiness. I personally don't care if a kid decides not to go to college. I would, however, demand that every high school graduate have the option of going if he or she wanted to.

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...

All B.A.s Are Worth It. Some More Than Others.

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
Richard Lee Colvin

Schooling alone doesn't guarantee career success. But without it, many, many doors are permanently closed. There is no expiration date on the knowledge and skills learned in college.