In “Once Again: Is College Worth It?” (20 May 2011), New York Times “Economix” blogger Catherine Rampell asks and answers the question posed in her title.
This short piece includes a graph and a bar chart (in case you want to take a crack at numeracy) as well as links to a lot of additional material (including this 2010 post from the same blog: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/17/the-value-of-college-2/).
Excerpts from “Once Again: Is College Worth It?”:
“It’s true that the job market for new college graduates stinks right now. But you know what? The job market for non-graduates is worse.”
“College provides plenty of intellectual and psychic benefits alongside the potential economic ones.”