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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.

Finding the Value in College Affordability

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.19.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What's a college education worth these days? Amid rising costs of tuition and an economy still rebounding from recession, higher education consumers and observers are increasingly asking that question -- and with good reason.

Of Dreams and Debt: Do Big Degrees Still Pay Off?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Becoming a doctor, lawyer or business person have long served as paths out of poverty, as well as symbols for many of the American Dream. But now, if a student isn't careful, these once-prestigious careers may be paths into poverty or heavy student debt. What has gone so wrong?

Obama's College Scorecard: 'Get the Most Bang for Your Educational Buck'

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Making a list of colleges is one of the indicators for successfully enrolling in a university after high school. The online scorecard will help prospective students assess the cost and value of attending individual colleges and universities.

No Beautification Without Education

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

College has turned into a business proposition. Students invest their time and money in exchange for a degree that will hopefully secure them a spot on the pathway to success.

Will Your College Go Out of Business Before You Graduate?

Mark Cuban | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Mark Cuban

The smart high school grad no longer just picks a school, borrows money and wings it. Your future depends on your ability to assemble an educational plan that gets you on your path of knowledge and discovery without putting you at risk of attending a school that is doomed to fail.

Who Needs College? The Answer Might Surprise Newsweek

Rob Asghar | Posted 12.01.2012 | College
Rob Asghar

The relationship between higher education and the aspirations of a student is constantly being renegotiated. It is not being eliminated. Not in 1976, and certainly not today.

The Season of Hope in Higher Education

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 11.28.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It is fall in the world of higher education. It's better than New Year's. Lives that have grown too small are bursting forth in rainbows of transformation. A new day is about to dawn for new students all over the country. It is magical.

Worth the Investment?

Jill Tiefenthaler | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Jill Tiefenthaler

While there are plenty of non-monetary benefits of getting a college degree, the economic benefits alone should assure anyone who has doubts.

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?

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.

Attending An Elite College Won't Increase Earnings: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to new study, students who apply to elite colleges but attend less competitive schools will earn just as much as those who the most competit...

Is It A Good Idea To Skip College Altogether?

washingtonpost.com | Sarah Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Across the region and around the country, parents are kissing their college-bound kids -- and potentially up to $200,000 in tuition, room and board --...