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Chronicle of Higher Education, 1/10/11

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Blog post by Richard Vedder that examines two new studies indicating that college may be an increasingly risky investment for new students given the high costs, large non-completion rates, and the smaller salary gap for completers. Vedder concludes, "Lower-than-normal returns in higher education can be remedied two ways: by reducing costs (and thus the size of the investment) or by increasing the wage premium associated with college by restricting the supply of growth of new college graduates. Or both."

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AuthorKeith Blakeman