Ongoing debate about the cost of higher education leaves many wondering about the value of a college degree. The public wants lower costs and clearer career outcomes. The Pew Research Center reports that 50% of Americans believe college should focus on job skills. Richard Vedder and Justin Strehle, in The Wall Street Journal’s commentary, argue that the earnings advantage for a bachelor’s degree has diminished- net median earnings are in decline and too many college graduates are working non-graduate jobs.
What do alumni think of their college education? Was it worth it? Eduventures’ 2017 Outcomes Survey explores the perspectives of over 1,600 college graduates of all ages.