The “value” of a college education has recently become a hotly debated topic. Respected thinkers such as Will Richard are openly asking whether they will encourage their own children to attend college. Given the cost of higher ed and uncertainty of job acquisition, one should be doing a cost/benefit analysis, I suppose. Can the tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in college costs/loans ever be recouped through the possibly higher wages of a professional career? Is higher education a good “investment?”

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