We’ve written before about how public colleges aren’t necessarily the most affordable choice in the long run. In some cases, private colleges may offer more financial aid than public schools and can sometimes end up being even less expensive.
Not only can attending a private college sometimes save you money upfront, in many cases it can pay off long after graduation.
With the cost of college continuing to rise, many graduates are questioning whether their own degrees were worth the investment, according to the Hechinger Report.
Half of college graduates surveyed in a recent Gallup Poll said they weren’t sure whether their degree was worth the money.
And nearly half of graduates surveyed in August by Public Agenda said a higher education is no longer necessarily a good investment — particularly because of how much debt many students take on in order to pay for their college degree.
We often discuss the dangers of taking on more student debt than you’ll be able to repay. A recent Boston Globe article highlights the difficulty many students, particularly those who are low-income, have with repaying their student loans after graduation. Comparing college net price to graduate salaries In the interactive graphic below, you can see […]
We write a lot about evaluating the return on investment of a college when deciding where to attend.
With the price of college rising each year, it’s an extremely important factor to consider when choosing a college and spending thousands of dollars to attend.
To help you figure you the real value of college, The Princeton Review put together a list of the colleges that provide the best return on your investment.
While most students opt for the traditional residential college experience, an online degree can be a good option for someone who’s also working full time while earning a degree, or for older, non-traditional students.
Of course, not all online colleges are created equal. Before investing in an online degree, it’s important to make sure the college offer a quality educational experience and consider factors like faculty credentials, student services, and tuition costs.
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.
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.
As parents of college-bound students know, applying to college is more than a financial decision–it’s an emotional one as well. Our founders Rick Ross and Andy Leardini recently appeared on Winging it! Buffalo Style to discuss the challenges families and students face when choosing a college and figuring out how to pay for it. Taking the emotion […]
While the return on value of a college degree is at an all-time high, according to a recent analysis by FiveThirtyEight, not all degrees are created equal. As we’ve written, the return on investment of a college degree depends on many factors, including the field of study, student’s debt level, and what the graduate does with […]
It’s no secret that college is a huge investment in your future, and costs are rising at most colleges and universities. With the price so high and student loan debt increasing, it’s never been more important to be careful how you spend your college dollars. But which colleges pay off? Are 96% of U.S. colleges […]