The Value of a College Education
by Joan Vos, Director of College and Career Counseling
(originally published by the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education)
Recently, one of our juniors asked me, “Do you think the value of a college degree is diminishing? Tuition is rising rapidly, and many college grads seem to have trouble finding jobs.” His question gave me pause.
Each day I invite students into conversation about how important it is to give attention to existential (college as part of a pattern of lifelong learning, etc.), spiritual, and pragmatic dimensions of college planning. All are worthy of consideration when choosing a college. And yet, I wondered, how fully had I discussed with these same students my own beliefs about the “value” of a college education?
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