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President Tiefenthaler on the Value of a College Degree in the Huffington Post

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler’s op-ed piece on the value of a college education appears on the Huffington Post’s College page. Tiefenthaler, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and teaches a course on the economics of higher education, touches on such topics as:

  • Those with a college degree are more likely to be employed than those without, and more likely to have increased earnings throughout their lifetime.
  • The data shows that a college degree has been valuable to economic security during the recent downturn. 
  • What one gets from higher education is not easily measurable and often isn’t fully realized until years after graduation.