Measuring the Value of A College Degree

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Marc Fisher
Measuring the Value of A College Degree

As students and parents assess college options, debates continue over the value of a college degree. We explore the issues around college rankings, costs and the long-term value of a higher degree.

As students and parents assess college options, debates continue over the value and costs of a college degree. Many find it difficult to know how to evaluate their choices, whether it's through college rankings, graduation rates, or future employment. We explore the issues around the value of a higher degree, and ways it might be measured, including the College Scorecard, introduced by President Barack Obama last year.

Guests

Debra Humphreys

Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, Association of American Colleges and Universities

David Bergeron

Vice President for Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress

Andrew Gillen

Senior Researcher, Education Sector, American Institutes for Research

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