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Janice Kirn-Sottilaro Points0
This debate has been going on for many years. Instead of offering my opinion, I have listed below the website address for PayScale (www.payscale.com). When you sign onto this website, scroll down just a bit and on the right hand side you will find a box that says College ROI - click on this box. Once clicked, a new page will come up that will list various schools for you nationwide and, the Return on Investment in regard to wages over a span of 20 years that, one can expect. At the top of this second page you will also find a tab for majors and, one for states. Clicking on either of these tabs will also give you the ROI information for a major or, state. This is an outstanding website full of helpful information. The website address once more is: http://www.payscale.com/ Below is a sample listing of the type of information they provide: http://www.payscale.com/college-roi/ Good Luck!
Jon Semcer Points0
That is a very good question. If you were to look at the present unemployment rate in the U.S. you will see that fewer college educated people are unemployed than those with no degree. Generally speaking, the more educated you are the more employable you can be. Of course, if you have a highly prized skill or trade there will be a demand for you as well. One factor that needs students' attention is the field or major they want to pursue. Look very carefully at the U.S. Department of Labor's projections for the " job/ career" you are presently interested in because with the ever changing economy and technology that job may not exist in 3 or 4 years. If you are " trained " to do one job and that job is eliminated , now where do you go? But if you have many skills / talents you go move to another position. Do you research on job outlooks for the 21st century and then make some decisions.. While the investment you make now will seem like a great deal of money, you are really investing towards your future earning power and the difference over a life time  of total earnings compared to others with no degree. It is an investment in the future. Good luck with your college search.

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