Is College Still Worth the High Price? Weighing Costs and Benefits of Investing in Human Capital

Abstract: Students have several options for life after high school. While college has been a popular choice, college enrollment for recent high school graduates has dropped, and some people are challenging the notion that college is the best route for the majority of students. This article examines whether college is still a good investment.

Keywords: college enrollment; human capital investment;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Part of Series: Page One Economics Newsletter

Publication Date: 2023-09

Pages: 6 pages