WILL COLLEGE PAY OFF? A GUIDE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT FINANCIAL DECISION YOU’LL EVER MAKE
The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved.
Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. Mix in a frenzied applications process, and pressure from politicians for “relevant” programs, and there is an urgent need to separate myth from reality.
Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices.