The High Cost of College

How to decide whether a four-year degree is right for you. In a post from May last year we pondered the question, should everyone go to college? And what might still be surprising to some, the answer was a resounding no. As eNotes editor and college professor Jamie described it then, I believe anyone who wants…

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Should Everyone Go to College? New Studies Suggest the Answer is… Probably Not

I was listening to The Diane Rehm Show on my commute to go teach my classes this morning. Diane’s guests were Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institue, Nina Marks of Collegiate Directions Inc, and Robert Lerman, professor of economics at American University. I wasn’t surprised that the answer to the question, “Should everyone go to college?” seemed to be a…

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