Worth A Listen: Gauging College Value Primarily in Economic Terms: Pro and Con
"Most Americans say they pursue a degree or other credential after high school to improve their job or career prospects. So many efforts to judge the value of a college credential have focused exclusively on graduates’ income. A new report from the Postsecondary Value Commission expands that definition, considering other, longer-term economic measures (such as economic mobility and wealth) and recognizing the non-economic benefits that accrue to individuals and society when people get more postsecondary education. But ultimately, the report from the commission recommends that institutions and programs be judged primarily by economic outcomes – and analysts are divided on that approach."