UWP21 FA16 WHy College is Still Worth It

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Why College Is Still Worth It Even Though It Costs Too Much Liz Weston / Reuters Oct. 5, 2015 The vast majority of college graduates polled recently say their education was worth the cost. For a nation that needs more college graduates, we seem oddly determined on discouraging as many people as possible from getting degrees. We have not been able to contain the ever-rising cost, simplify needlessly complicated financial aid forms or protect lower-income aspirants from the for-profit colleges that want to fleece them. Then there are all the media stories questioning the worth of a college degree. You might be surprised to learn, then, that the actual poll of 30,000 college alumni found that the vast majority of college graduates agreed that their education was worth the cost. Recent graduates were less enthusiastic than older graduates, but only the recent graduates who took out more than $50,000 in loans were unlikely to agree that their degrees were worth what they paid.
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