The True Value of College

Statistics show that students who graduate college earn substantially more money than those with only a high school degree. According to the Federal Reserve, a college degree is worth $830,000 more than a high school diploma in terms of lifetime earnings. Yet in most cases, the cost of student loans strap young adults as they’re trying to get ahead economically, and getting a degree does not perfectly equate to getting a good job, particularly in one’s chosen field. So what is the true value of college? Academically, college provides two types of education: foundational knowledge (content) and springboard learning (skills). A proper balance of these very different kinds of learning leads to

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