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College: Making it the Right Choice

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posted on 15.11.2021, 18:50 by Daniel J. Dunn
This research paper is a macroeconomic analysis of the US higher education system with a financial twist to it. It begins by stating the problem with the US higher education system: tuition costs are high, public funding is decreasing, and therefore student debt numbers are almost unrecoverable. Next, it analyzes options for an 18-year old high school graduate toward attending (or not attending) college as a financial investment by using net present value calculations. These numbers help to shed further light on the aforementioned problem, and the paper closes with a proposed policy on how the US government already spends (toward higher education) the funds needed to pay for tuition for all in-state students, even with enrollment increases over 300%.

History

Advisor

Finnoff, David

ISO

eng

Language

English

Publisher

University of Wyoming. Libraries

Collection

Honors Theses AY 17/18

Department

  • Library Sciences - LIBS