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Despite Rising Costs, College Is Still a Good Investment

Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz
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Jaison R. Abel: National Regulatory Research Institute (Ohio State University)

No 20190605, Liberty Street Economics from Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Abstract: The steep increase in the cost of college has once again raised questions about whether college is ?worth it.? Our bloggers weigh the economic benefits of a bachelor?s degree against its cost to estimate the return on attending college. They find that although the rising cost of college appears to have eroded the value of a bachelor?s degree somewhat, college remains a good investment for most people who receive a degree.

Keywords: Return to College; college graduates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-06-05
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