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Is college still a good deal?

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  • Chika Dunga
By Chika Dunga

Membership associate

Last year was a reckoning for colleges across the US. As the pandemic forced schools to send empty campuses and move classes online, students started to question whether it was worth the eye-popping cost.

The pandemic may have been the catalyst, but these rumblings have existed for a while in higher education: Even as workers are increasingly expected to have a college degree, tuition continues to far outpace the rate of inflation.

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