Midwest opinion: Is a college degree still worth it for students?

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Now, here’s news:

The students are right.

“On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment — from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time — young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education,” a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data reported earlier this month.

Furthermore, “when today’s young adults are compared with previous generations, the disparity in economic outcomes between college graduates and those with a high school diploma or less formal schooling has never been greater in the modern era.”

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