Student debt and the value of a college degree

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Student debt in California has increased dramatically in recent years, but college is still a good investment. Californians with college degrees are more likely to be employed than those with high school diplomas, and they earn higher wages. Policymakers can do a lot to help make higher education more affordable - for example, by developing tuition savings programs and improving pathways from community colleges to four-year schools. Providing additional funding is essential, but finding ways keep costs down should also be pursued.

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Subjects: Higher education; Qualifications; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Students; Finance; Policy; Employment; Income; Research

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Graduates; Cost; College; Analysis

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: San Francisco, California: Public Policy Institute of California, 2013

Physical description: [20] p.

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ISBN: 9781582131542

This research was supported with funding from the Donald Bren Foundation

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 113.520

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