HOT BLAST: When is college not worth the price?
Sep 25, 2013 | 1467 views |  0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The ever-rising costs of a four-year college degree have ramped up critics' beliefs that no longer is the traditional model of high school/four-year college/get a job the automatic best choice.

Thousands of words have been written in recent years about the value of a college degree measured against today's costs. Obviously, Americans are still choosing the college route, but countless numbers of them carry large student-loan debt when they graduate. The problem is hardly new, particularly here in Alabama, which has received failing grades on higher-ed affordability ratings for years.

Nevertheless, a new report by priceonomics.com, "Is College Worth It?", takes this discussion to an extremely deep level. Some of it requires a finance degree to completely understand, but it's still a worthwhile read for those interested in college's worthiness and costs.

The website wrote, "The fact that college is still a sound investment should not keep us from demanding better of the purveyors of lofty speeches about human progress. Nor blind us to the possibility of challenging the four year degree system."

-- Phillip Tutor
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