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College Graduates Don't Think Their Degree Pays Off. They're Wrong

College is a more profitable investment than ever, but graduates are pessimistic about the value of their degrees
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Going to college is probably a more profitable investment than ever, but the people investing in it don't seem to think so.

A majority of college graduates say that students who recently left school will get a lower return on their degree than they would have a decade ago, according to a report released on Tuesday by an educational technology company, Greenwood Hall. The report was based on a poll of 2,000 people, 900 of them college graduates of all ages, conducted by Nielsen for Greenwood Hall. Respondents pointed to high student debt and low starting salaries as the chief culprits for what they saw as the declining value of college.