There’s been a lot of debate lately about the value of higher education as compared to its costs. In fact, PayScale.com puts out an annual ranking on the return on investment for a college education by school. And, the schools that fall to the bottom of that list, in terms of providing a good return on investment for their students, have a lot to say about how an education’s value shouldn’t be quantified in monetary terms. How should it be measured, then? It certainly costs money to attend college, so why shouldn’t students expect some type of monetary return on that investment? It is, in fact, an investment in their future, or so they’re told.
Employers offer interns valuable education and job training. If they must pay them, as well, then internships may become a thing of the past.