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What Is a College Degree Really Worth?

Join us for this webinar on Sept. 10, 2020 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. C.T. Registration is required by Sept. 7. Learn more and register.

Keynote Presentation by William R. Emmons

What is a college degree really worth? Join us for an informative virtual presentation by William R. Emmons, assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and lead economist for the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability.

As part of the St. Louis Fed's continued outreach to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Emmons will explore the long-term value and varying benefits of a college degree for HBCU students and students in general, and how that value translates across generations and races. Following his presentation, we will hold a panel discussion with local business professionals, who will offer perspectives on budgeting, money management and responsible student-loan borrowing.

This multi-zone Dialogue with the Fed will also feature introductory remarks from the senior vice presidents and regional executives of the Federal Reserve's Little Rock (Robert Hopkins), Louisville (Nikki Lanier) and Memphis (Douglas Scarboro) zones. With 10 HBCUs in their three zones, these leaders will discuss their diverse perspectives on the value of higher education at HBCUs and other institutions. While this Dialogue with the Fed is focused on HBCUs, it is a conversation for anyone interested in post-secondary education.