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Higher Ed in the News

Are too many students going to college?

November 16, 2009

With student debt rising and more of those enrolled failing to graduate in four years, there is a growing sentiment that college may not be the best option for all students. At the same time, President Obama has called on every American to receive at least one year of higher education or vocational training.

There is widespread disagreement over a series of issues regarding higher education:

  • which students are most likely to succeed in college?
  • what kind of college they should attend?
  • whether the individual or society benefits more from postsecondary education?
  • whether college is worth the high cost and likely long-term debt?

The Chronicle Review gathered a panel of higher education experts to weigh-in on these questions.


Read the full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.