News Search of the Week
Here's what the media are saying about:
NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!
Private Colleges Focus on Affordability
New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list
Banner images provided by College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
Is college worth it?
May 6, 2012
In bad economic times, the question of the real value of a college education has come into stark relief. Government data this year show that fully half of graduates 25 or younger are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn't use the skills they learned in college. Total student loan debt is nearing $1 trillion, or more than $20,000 for each graduate, and some of the high-growth jobs of the next century, such as home health aides, may not require a four-year degree. That leaves more students and families asking the question: Is college worth it?