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Research shows 4-year colleges worth the investment

September 30, 2016

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Research shows 4-year colleges worth the investment Ohio State Professor: Higher Education Still Worth It Ohio State professor of educational studies Matthew Mayhew’s new bookexamines the impact of college on: - Employment outcomes - Economic earnings - Rate of return The Results A 4-year college education gives Americans 12–14% RETURN ON INVESTMENT That Means Economic benefits of education Income Healthcare Retirement > Direct and indirect costs of college Tuition Books Board Affordable ExcellenceOhio State is taking steps to provide access to education that is both affordable and excellent. Ohio State has frozen undergraduate tuition since 2012–13making it one of the “best values” in public education.* & Increased Earnings for each year of college education First few years: 4.8% Later decades: 7–9% How to Maximize Economic Value Attend the best institution you’re admitted toMajor in a well-defined fieldGet a job related to your major Ohio State is ranked 16th best public university in the nation** Nearly 45% of Ohio State grads have no debt after graduation. Students who graduate with a baccalaureate degree more than make up for the money they spend on college. Ultimately, college is worth the money you put into it. - Matthew Mayhew Higher Education Still Works. And the benefits aren’t just financial. Mayhew and his team also found that a college education provides lifelong benefits in terms of health, well-being, quality of life and more. LEARN MORE about Professor Mayhew’s book and research on the value of higher education. *Kiplinger Best Values in Colleges**U.S. News & World Report

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It pays to invest in your education.

Ohio State professor Matthew Mayhew is the co-author of the new book, How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works. His research shows that a 4-year college education gave Americans a 12–14 percent private rate of return on their investment during the 2000s. Learn more about his book and the research behind it.