College Choice: The Value of It All

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.

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 they are 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.

Interested in more information on the college admissions process? Check out True Admissions, a podcast hosted by W. Kent Barnds.

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