President Speaks: Helping students believe college is ‘worth the investment’
Despite some recent claims to the contrary, I still believe the United States is a land of opportunity and that higher education remains the key to upward mobility. Not sure? Ask one of the thousands of first-generation college graduates in this country whose incomes have the potential to exceed that of their parents without college degrees. But to these graduates, college is not simply a piece of paper that allows them to get a better job (though it is that, too). To these graduates, college truly is a life-altering experience.
Originally published: October 25, 2018
Author: M. Duane Nellis
Institution: Ohio University
Published by: Higher Ed Dive