By: Matthew Denhart and Christopher Matgouranis
The only way to judge the how worthwhile an investment, is to know the marginal benefits that result from it compared to its initial cost.
Based on these criteria, it is clear that the public is largely in the dark as to the value of a college degree. As we discuss in an article for Forbes.com today, colleges and universities rarely collect and publish information about the outcomes of their graduates. Perhaps this is an area where the U.S. Department of Education should step in and require alumni information be gathered and presented to the public in a clear and coherent manner. This would go lengths at providing the transparency and accountability in higher education that would benefit students and taxpayers at large.
See our full article here.