Kids graduating college are coming into a tough job market. They often have loads of debt. And maybe crashing with mom and dad until their situation improves. All that leads to a fundamental question: “Is a college degree worth it?” Host Ryan Warner talks with CPR education reporter Jenny Brundin about that issue. She also discusses a movement to publish college graduate earnings and a study looking at what happens to students’ grades when their parents pay for college.

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IS A COLLEGE DEGREE WORTH IT?

How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?
Benefits of College Degree in Recession Are Outlined
College Costs: New Research Weighs The True Value Of A College Education
Is College a Lousy Investment?
Uncollege
Academically Adrift

DEGREE EARNINGS

New pressure on colleges to disclose grads’ earnings
College measures
Freshman Survey Results 2012

PARENT SUPPORT OF COLLEGE

More Is More or More Is Less? Parental Financial Investments during College
Study: Parental support sends down college GPA

MINI-STEM SCHOOL

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