By Tracy Lorenz. A few weeks ago, I came upon a radio program where the host and a caller were debating the benefits of pursuing a college degree. The volley of opinions covered the angles of the current debate on the value of education. They expressed thoughts such as: "An education is always worth pursuing...," "But do the costs always offer a good return on investment...," "You must have a degree to compete in today's workforce...," "Many students, though, are graduating with degrees but with limited job prospects, significant debt or both."
Sound familiar? This is precisely the kind of debate I hear more and more, not only as the president of Western International University (West), a part of Apollo Education Group, but also as a parent of kids who will be college bound in the next few years. More...