Students and parents are questioning the value of college (TaxCredits/FlickrCC).
After decades of rising costs, students are less willing and able to pay a premium for college education. Many families are asking whether college is worth it. And that question has been posed repeatedly in recent headlines.
From a New York Timesto NPR's , many pundits are making their voices heard.
For those who don't want to slog through every op-ed and article, WGBH’s On Campus has aggregated highlights in one place.
So… is college worth it?
David Leonhardt struggles with the question in a recent New York Times, answering with an unequivocal yes.
Leonhardt's opinion was based on an analysis of recently released numbers. According to the Times, the numbers show that Americans with a four-year degree made 98 percent more an hour, on average, than those without.
AtBen Casselman fought back, pointing out that any value question must also take into account the likelihood of finishing college. Earning almost double is also dependent on graduating from college, not just going to college, Casselman wrote.
NPR's Educationalso jumped into the mix, arguing that college isn't always worth it, especially if you pick the wrong college.
The conversation hasn't stopped there, it's been continuing on social media all week.
So, what do you think, is college worth it? Tell us about your college experience.