Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Value of a College Education

If you're reading this blog, you or your child are probably in the midst of applying to college - so you don't need to be convinced of the value of education. But I just came across this article by the President of St. John's College in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and wanted to share it with you, as it makes the case in a particularly persuasive way. 

"But the value of a college education goes far beyond earning power and the contribution to the economy. It is more than a simple return on investment... College graduates have more stable families, volunteer at higher levels, and support charities and other philanthropic endeavors at greater rates and levels. They participate in public and community affairs and vote at a greater rate than those without a college degree. In short, a college education prepares graduates for citizenship, which requires a deeper and broader education than job training can, or means, to provide. The big ideas encountered and engaged at liberal arts colleges provide that depth and breadth." READ MORE

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