Thursday, September 3, 2015

Is College Even Still Worth It? - Laura Shin, Forbes

“On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education,” said a February 2014 Pew Research Center report. Over the generations, the gap between the two groups has only widened. Ultimately, while the value of a college degree has remained relatively flat from the Silent Generation, through the Boomers and Gen Xers to the Millennials, the value of a high school diploma has plummeted over the same time. So if the cost of college and the earning prospects of bachelor’s degree holders give you pause, banish the thought: not having the degree is much worse.

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