The Inter-Mountain, Elkins, WV

The Value of a College Degree

April 21, 2017

Chris Wood, president of Davis & Elkins College (WV), writes: The national tone of public criticism of higher education has sharpened recently. Many in both the public and private sectors are questioning the cost of higher education, and others are questioning its value. We are being exposed through all forms of media to predominantly negative stories about higher education. As one whose life was transformed by my collegiate experience, and now as a college president, I am a bold and proud apologist for higher education, its value and its necessity to the future of our country and the global economy.

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