Will College Pay Off? by Peter Cappelli audiobook

Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

By Peter Cappelli
Read by Tom Perkins

Tantor Audio 9781610395267
6.85 Hours Unabridged
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The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers us new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. In Will College Pay Off?, Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are: What the real link is between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest in the long run How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want Insightful and informative, Will College Pay Off? helps students and parents make smart financial decisions and provides the foundation for students to succeed in the real world.

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Summary

Summary

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers us new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs.

In Will College Pay Off?, Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are:
  • What the real link is between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college

  • Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest in the long run

  • How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want
Insightful and informative, Will College Pay Off? helps students and parents make smart financial decisions and provides the foundation for students to succeed in the real world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Perkins uses] pacing and emphasis to drive home points. Publishers Weekly Audio Review
“Cappelli’s well-reasoned and documented answer helps families evaluate their options in terms of their individual financial situation. Academic and yet highly readable, Cappelli’s book provides nothing short of consumer protection to families and their students as he addresses the complexities of the higher education marketplace, the unpredictable job market, and the cost of college.” Library Journal
“A valuable, commonsensical analysis of an ever-more-important subject.” Booklist
“Astutely examines the enduring relevance of a college degree…Eye-opening.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Peter Cappelli

Author Bio: Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he has long been involved in federal government policy-making regarding the workforce and education. He was also codirector of the US Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the US Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English