USA Funds believes that students should consider their experience in post secondary education as an investment that pays lifelong dividends. This “college value” consideration should play a key role as they determine their best path through college to career.
Careful attention to college value is important for institutional leadership as well. To bridge higher education and today’s workplace, government and public officials and college presidents and boards of trustees must act with an informed perspective. With every decision they make, trustees and other college leaders must keep the success of their students and graduates and ways to measure that success as a top priority.