The Value of College—According to Gallup

Princeton University campus in Princeton, New Jersey, on Aug. 30 Photograph by Craig Warga/Bloomberg

With tuition on the rise and student debt now totaling more than $1.2 trillion, it’s no wonder students are increasingly questioning the value of college. Presidents of small schools are claiming a liberal arts degree is vital, and the federal government is trying to figure out how to determine which schools are worthy of its funding. There’s been greater focus on measuring what alumni earn after graduation, and now, Gallup’s getting into the act, saying the value is about more than money.

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