Help for Christian Parents in Choosing a College
What is wrong with our country's colleges? Which ones are getting it right?
Questions like these affect more Americans now than ever. The percentage of young people enrolling in college has jumped significantly in our lifetime, rising from 24 percent as recently as 1973 to 39.6 percent in 2008.1 Since the bachelors degree has become a kind of union card required of aspirants to entry-level jobs in most industries, that percentage will only continue to rise.
So will the price of college. Tuition and fees are skyrocketing: between 1985 and 2010, college costs increased nearly 4.5 timeseven when adjusted for inflation.2 But are students and their parents getting a good bang for their buck? Are the institutions of higher education really preparing students for life after school?