Is College Worth It?

Walter Williams asks, “Is college worth it?”

As parents pack their youngsters off to college, they might ask themselves whether it’s worth both the money they will spend and their children’s time. Dr. Marty Nemko has researched that question in an article aptly titled “America’s Most Over-rated Product: Higher Education (www.martynemko.com/articles/americas-most-overrated-product-higher-education_id1539).”

The U.S. Department of Education statistics show that 76 out of 100 students who graduate in the bottom 40 percent of their high school class do not graduate from college, even if they spend eight and a half years in college. That’s even with colleges having dumbed down classes to accommodate such students. Only 23 percent of the 1.3 million students who took the ACT college entrance examinations in 2007 were prepared to do college-level study in math, English and science. Even though a majority of students are grossly under-prepared to do college-level work, each year colleges admit hundreds of thousands of such students.  [continue reading]

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One Comment on “Is College Worth It?”

  1. jwh Says:

    Now that is an interesting article (as most of Dr Williams’ articles are). I’ve thought the same things myself, as my son has started his sophomore year with a less than stirling GPA……of course, everything one learns in college is not in the classroom…..and everything one learns in college has to be learned by oneself.

    I guess I’ll know in a year or two (and maybe less), if college was worth it in my son’s case.


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