We write frequently about the importance of making the most of your college investment.
Given that college is so expensive, it’s crucial for students to maximize their experience and take advantage of opportunities in order to put themselves in the best position come graduation time.
We write a lot about the importance to maximizing the return on investment of your college degree before, during and after college.
Unfortunately, the majority of recent college graduates don’t ‘strongly agree’ that their college experience was worth its high cost–most likely because they had to take out large student loans to help pay for it.
According to Forbes, a recent Gallup-Purdue Index study surveyed 30,000 recent college graduates and found that only half said that they “strongly agree” that their diploma was worth the money they paid to obtain it.
Why is college so expensive? Is it worth the investment? VICE News recently aired a segment on the rising cost of college and asked a panel and viewers those questions, among others about the increase in student debt and how different college degrees affect future earnings. Is college worth the cost? The panel included Student Voice’s […]
We write a lot about the benefits of starting your bachelor’s degree at a community college to save money on your degree. Unfortunately, many students and families mistakenly believe community colleges are subpar to 4-year schools. They assume the classes are easier, and the education they provide is somehow less rigorous or prestigious than those offered at […]
Before going to college, many students don’t really think about maximizing the return on their college investment. In their mind, just getting into college and attending is enough. But in today’s world, it’s not enough to just have a college degree. You have to be armed with other skills that demonstrate you can add value […]
How much does college cost? Why is it so expensive? Where does all that money go?
Forbes recently interviewed prospective and current college students to find out their thoughts on rising college costs and whether they think the cost is worth it. Watch the video to hear their thoughts, and let us know what you think.
In an era of sky-high college costs, it’s extremely important to consider a college’s ROI before committing to potentially take out tens–or even hundreds–of thousands of dollars in student loans to go there.
But it can be difficult for students and families to assess the value of a college before deciding whether or not to attend. Many factors, including the student’s major, will play a role in the long-term value of the degree.
We write mostly about four-year colleges because that’s where most of our clients choose to attend, and going to college is a wise investment in your future. But as we’ve written before, community college can also be an affordable college option for many students–even if they don’t necessarily go on to get a bachelor’s degree. Short […]
We talk a lot about college value, but few rankings systems take affordability into account.
MONEY, however, recently released its yearly list of the colleges ranked by how much value they deliver to the student, by providing a great education at an affordable price and good career prospects.
We’re big fans of their methodology, because unlike the rankings in U.S. News and many other publications, they strive to show students how important it is to consider return on investment when choosing a college.
While college does more than prepare you for a job, it’s a reality that career preparation is part of a college education.
With the average cost of college rising rapidly each year and student debt topping $1.2 trillion, it’s crucial for today’s college students to research what types of jobs they’ll be able to get after college and figure out how much they can expect to make, particularly if they have student loans to pay.