July 28, 2015

Will College Pay Off?

While a college education provides much more than a ticket to a job, the focus has definitely shifted from the benefits of a well-educated populace who can think, analyze, and make rational decisions, appreciate the arts, and contribute to society. The emphasis now is on the financial aspects: can I get a good job when I graduate? And with the explosion in student loan debt, students and parents need to be a lot more savvy than in the past, especially when it comes to for-profit higher education. University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School professor Peter Capelli, new book, Will college pay off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You Will Ever Make, provides plenty of information for prospective students and their parents to consider before deciding on higher education. Check out this link to an interview with the author for more info: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/will-college-pay-off-a-surprising-cost-benefit-analysisision-youll-ever-make/

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