The Cost of College: Is It Worth It?
Americans now owe a staggering $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and many take 20 years to pay it off. With growing online opportunities catered to self-taught learners and the ever-evolving digital nature of work in the modern world, do we still need to sit in classrooms to get a college education? Are companies and government institutions rethinking the long-standing requirement of a four-year degree for new hires? Or are we overestimating new forms of unconventional education? Leaders of higher ed — from private and public universities and community colleges — weigh in on some of the biggest questions facing American families today.
- 2019 Festival