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Is College Worth It? A New White Paper Has The Answer

LRAP News August 23, 2022

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Did you know nearly 2 in 3 high school seniors think a college degree is not worth the cost? Or that due to high student loans and limited jobs, 1 in 2 Americans believe a college degree is a questionable investment?

Did you also know that despite its bad reputation, a college degree is a good investment?

That’s the subject of a new white paper – now available for download – from the Ardeo Education Foundation.

Based off the latest research from sources such as the Pew Research Center, Washington Post, NACUBO and more, the paper explores why students and families are questioning the value of a college degree at alarming rates and how, in reality, it is still a smart investment.

Download the white paper to learn more about:

  • The problem. News stories over-report extreme or outlier student loan debt cases.
  • The reality. Economic returns prove a college education is still worth it for most students – and the benefits reach beyond dollars and cents.
  • Why it matters. The negative perception of higher education has dangerous future implications for both students and the financial health of institutions.

Download Ardeo’s white paper, College Is A Good Investment With A Bad Reputation, to unlock concrete stats and talking points to help you navigate tough conversations about the value of a college education.