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Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions

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Feb 4, 2013 Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?

By Lowell Ricketts, Page One Economics Newsletter, August 2011.

The cost of a college education continues to rise.The Project on Student Debt estimates that a typical 2009 college graduate accumulated $24,000 in student loan debt. Is a college degree worth the cost? This article provides data on college versus high school graduates' earnings and employment prospects.

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