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Worth of College

What Harvard's President Says About People Who Want To Skip College

wgbh | Kirk Carapezza and Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 10.27.2014 | College

There's a growing skepticism in this country about whether college is really worth it. Last week, one of higher education’s heavy hitters weighed in...

What Good Is College?

Michael Benson | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Michael Benson

There is nothing in the world like the American system of postsecondary education. These remarkable institutions need to be celebrated, supported, and nurtured if our country and our economy have hope of viability in the future.

Higher Education Is Working

Laura L. Anglin | Posted 12.13.2012 | College
Laura L. Anglin

Each additional level of education from high school and beyond brings with it greater economic security. Over the course of an individual's lifetime, a college degree is arguably one of the best investments a person can make.

College: It Pays

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

According to a College Board report released earlier this month, college graduates on average earned about $22,000 more than those with just a high school diploma ($55,700 compared to $33,800) in 2008.