KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee
Sundays 12 - 1 p.m.
Public radio has many great programs that produce just a few episodes a year: Intelligence Squared U.S., America Abroad, and KGOU's student-produced show Assignment: Radio. This is where you'll find these and other limited-run programs.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at noon
Sunday Radio Matinee
College Choice: The Value of It All (An NPR News Special)
When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession.
And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.
A long held mantra – that the best investment is a good education – is increasingly being called into question. Some politicians, high-profile entrepreneurs and even educators, have become publicly skeptical of the worth of a degree that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain.
In that context, NPR's Robert Siegel set out to learn how nine bright and engaging college students feel now about the choices they made back then.
How have they handled the financial burden? And how well positioned do they feel for the future? Robert spent a year visiting with people who made a variety of decisions – attending a big state university, private college and community college.
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