What Is College Worth?

That question is increasingly on the minds of people across the country, especially as costs and debt levels rise and courses and programs have gone mostly or completely online because of the pandemic. While belief in the need for education after high school remains strong, concerns about the return on investment are growing.

Why Value Now?

Efforts to expand college access and success and make both more equitable are yielding results. Now is the time to build on those efforts to make sure that access and success offer students a fair shot at a better living and a better life – that is not the reality today.

The commission

The Postsecondary Value Commission is made up of 30 diverse leaders brought together to do three things: propose a definition of postsecondary value, develop a way to measure that value, and urge action to improve value and make it more equitable.

Meet the Commission