How Valuable Is a College Degree?

How Valuable Is a College Degree?

by Noel Merino

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ISBN-13: 9780737773859
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Series: At Issue Series: Education
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Rising Cost of Not Going to College Pew Research Center 10

2 A College Degree Remains a Good Investment but Debt Is an Issue The Domestic Policy Council and the Council of Economic Advisers 20

3 A College Degree Is Not a Smart Investment for Everyone Stephanie Owen Isabel Sawhill 26

4 A Four-Year College Degree Is Not Preparing People for Today's Jobs Robert Reich 37

5 Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All David A. Bergeron Carmel Martin 41

6 The Economy Does Not Depend on Higher Education Arthur M. Cohen Carrie B. Kisker Florence B. Brawer 50

7 There Are Economic Benefits from Obtaining a College Degree Jonathan Rothwell 56

8 The Value of a College Degree Is Diminishing Over Time Richard Vedder Christopher Denhart Jonathan Robe 60

9 National Security and Prosperity Depend on Greater College Completion Jamie Merisotis 65

10 A College Education Is a Right, Not an Investment Mario Goetz 69

11 There Should Be Alternatives to the Four-Year College Degree Diana G. Carew 73

12 College Diplomas Are Meaningless. This Is How to Fix Them Reid Hoffman 77

Organizations to Contact 89

Bibliography 94

Index 100

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