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College (un)bound : the future of higher education and what it means for students

Author: Jeffrey J Selingo
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the value of a college degree if it leaves you with few job prospects in a tough economy and buried in debt? This book asks the burning question on every prospective student, parent, and new graduate's mind. Student loan debt in the United States crossed the $1 trillion mark in 2011. To say that the cost of a four-year college education is inflated on many campuses would be an understatement, and that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Selingo
ISBN: 9780544027077 0544027078
OCLC Number: 805044230
Description: xviii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How we got here --
The great credential race --
The customer is always right --
The trillion-dollar problem --
The disruption --
The five disruptive forces that will change higher education forever --
A personalized education --
The online revolution --
The future --
The student swirl --
Degrees of value --
The skills of the future --
Why college? --
Conclusion --
Future forward --
Checklist for the future.
Other Titles: College unbound
Responsibility: Jeffrey J. Selingo.
Local System Bib Number:
423652

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What is the value of a college degree if it leaves you with few job prospects in a tough economy and buried in debt? This book asks the burning question on every prospective student, parent, and new graduate's mind. Student loan debt in the United States crossed the $1 trillion mark in 2011. To say that the cost of a four-year college education is inflated on many campuses would be an understatement, and that education bubble is about to burst. The author, a journalist and editor-in-chief of the Chronicle for Higher Education, argues that colleges can no longer sell a four-year degree as the ticket to success in life. This work exposes the dire pitfalls in the current state of higher education for anyone concerned with the intellectual and financial future of America.
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