Podcast: The Key with Inside Higher Ed – Defining and Measuring ‘Value’ in Postsecondary Education

Posted by Inside Higher Ed on May 18, 2021

Rapid growth in college debt and families’ out-of-pocket expenditures on higher education, along with complaints from employers about the preparedness of the people they hire, have intensified questioning about the value of postsecondary degrees and credentials.

This week’s episode of The Key explores a report from a high-powered group of policy makers, college leaders, researchers and others that proposes a new way of judging whether colleges and programs are providing a good return on investment to their students – with a particular focus on whether they’re ensuring equity. The report comes from the Postsecondary Value Commission, which was convened two years ago by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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