Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Atlantic: The Value of College is (A) Growing, (B) Flat, (C) Falling, (D) All of the Above

The debate on college costs versus return on value was an early topic here on FMMF, but has hit the mainstream the past two years.  The Atlantic has a big series of graphs showing arguments on both sides - I think one caption probably described the situation best:

college works less like an investment than an insurance policy against poverty 


Older stories on the topic:

[Aug 19, 2011: The Debt Crisis at American Colleges]
[May 20, 2011: Nearly 50% of 2009 College Graduates are Either Jobless, or Working in Jobs that Don't Require a College Degree]

[Jan 18, 2011: Report - First Two Years of College Show Small Academic Gains]
[Dec 21, 2010: Video - CNBC, the Price of Admission - America's College Debt Crisis]
[Dec 14, 2008: WSJ - K-12 Schools Slashing Costs, College Bills Wallup Families]
[Dec 5, 2008: NYT - College May Become Unaffordable for Most in US]  

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