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Document Number: 10741

Degrees of Value: Evaluating the Return on the College Investment - As tuition goes up, the long unquestioned value of a college degree is being questioned. Factors to consider include the overall cost, the fact that rates of return vary widely (one cannot depend on the average)and that rates not only vary with the college, but by major. Authors look at new ways for students to measure tuition cost against other variables such as College Scoreboard, state databases, U.S. News, and College Reality Check-and call for the postsecondary system to give better information on the value of a college education. (Andrew Gillen et al, Education Sector, May 2013)...

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