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Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain? (Page One Economics)

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? Read the August 2011 issue for the latest data on college versus high school graduates' earnings and employment prospects.

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Page One Economics was formerly the Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

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Audience:   High School, Consumers, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Economics, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Data, Publications, Newsletter, Lessons
Concepts:   Markets, Paying for College, Opportunity Cost, Human Capital