The Value of College Degrees
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 19 December 2010, Question 3
I answered a question on the value of college degrees on Philosophy in Action Radio on 19 December 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Are college degrees worth the price paid for them? Do they offer a good value for the investment of time, effort, and money? Why or why not? And if not, how might a person obtain a solid education in the humanities instead?
My Answer, In Brief: The value of standard college education is questionable, but much depends on the field and one's goals. You should consider whether college will serve your professional goals or not, because you can get a better education for much cheaper on your own.
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