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What’s a College Degree Worth? Plenty.

By Marcella S. Kreiter

The lingering effects of the recent recession, which left more than 14 million Americans unemployed and little hope of a hiring binge in the offing, have people wondering whether spending tens of thousands of dollars on a college education is worth it.

The short answer according to economists is yes — in the long run as long as students seek training for high-paying, secure professions. In the short term, however, the prospect of incurring thousands in debt from student loans has both students and their parents quaking.

Continued at: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Consumer-Corner/2011/07/24/Consumer-Corner-Whats-a-college-degree-worth-Plenty/UPI-45221311496200/

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