Is college worth the cost?

March 1, 2012

With tuition hikes, compounding student loans, and scarce entry-level jobs, an increasing concern for high school graduates is whether college is worth the cost.  

The value of college, however, runs deeper than potential post-graduation employment. Colleges and universities were designed for more than job training programs: They were designed to produce educated and informed citizens:


Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and the author of several books, including My Job, My Self and Seeking the Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher.