Ithaca College associate professor of economics Jennifer Tennant states why higher education deserves a major industry bailout in an opinion piece she co-authored with Caroline Levine, Ryan Professor of the Humanities at Cornell University. The piece in Inside Higher Ed, a website that covers higher education news, explains why college costs so much…and why it’s worth it.
Those who graduate with bachelor’s degrees have double the lifetime earnings of those with high school diplomas. And it’s not just the students that benefit.
“Across the nation, local communities depend on colleges for their economic well-being...lively college towns draw restaurants, rental profits, arts organizations and retirees. Start-up companies looking for highly skilled labor come to college towns.”