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Dr. Kent Ingle: College is important and expensive. Here's how to get your best return on investment

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31.08.2021

This fall, more than 800 universities will require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Picking the right college can feel overwhelming. With the increasing cost of tuition and the staggering national student debt (over $1.71 trillion), many may feel that a college degree is unnecessary.

It doesn’t help that tuition rates have hit an all-time high over the past 20 years – increasing anywhere from 114% for private colleges to 212% for in-state public colleges. The average cost of tuition and fees for a private college is $41,411, and out-of-state students pay $25,809 for public college. Not to mention, these costs only cover one year of schooling. If you plan to attend the typical four years of college, you can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $100,000.

On top of that, Google continues to make the playing field even more competitive. Recently, the company announced a certification program that will provide a pathway for qualified individuals to receive high-paying jobs without a college degree.

Is a college degree really worth it? Research indicates that it is.

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College graduates are given 57% more job opportunities than those without degrees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that........

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