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Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?


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Choosing the right college has never been easy. But today the stakes feel higher than ever. College cost and debt is rising. Many schools have poor graduation rates or do little to help students find jobs. And the economy is changing at a breakneck pace. How can students and families decide which institution will offer the greatest return for their hard-earned tuition dollars?

Join the Center for New York City Affairs for a discussion on the latest tools for calculating the true value of a school. What factors should students consider in developing a college list? Are on-line sites and rankings helpful? And how can all of this information be used to make our higher education system more responsive to the needs of students?

A keynote on the nation’s rapidly changing college market will be followed by a discussion on how NYC students are faring with:
--David Helene, co-founder of Edquity, an on-line college financial
planning tool
--Angie Kamath, university dean for continuing education and workforce development, CUNY
--Sonia Szymanski, co-director of college inquiry, College Access: Research and Action

Moderated by Kim Nauer, education research director, Center for New York City Affairs, The New School

Event is free to attend but registration is required.