The Value of College


As we close in on Regular Decision verdicts this month, a whole new class of college students is in the on-deck circle waiting to come to bat this fall. Bad baseball metaphors aside, one of the questions these new collegians-to-be may be pondering is: Will it be worth it? Determining the value of a college degree can be challenging, but it's an important consideration.

College is expensive on multiple levels. Of course, the primary -- and perhaps most important level -- is cost. I won't get into the student loan debt issue here, but the price of a college degree is something that can have a lifelong financial effect. Another level of expense is ROI: Return On Investment. Will those years after graduation return the value of all the time, effort and cost you've put into it?

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