Is college worth it? Try asking the public how to judge that

Every couple of years or so, some news outlet or organization that focuses on higher education issues decides to tackle a variant of the same basic question: Is college worth it?

Back in 2014, the Pew Research Center released a report that warned about the rising costs of not going to college. Critics were quick to point out that what got lost in the shuffle were the very real costs associated with attending college but not completing a degree.

Some four years later, papers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal published pieces that again asked about the ultimate “worth” of a college degree.

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