College hopes, costs

From Princeton Review’s annual College Hopes and Worries survey of college applicants and their parents: Sixty-one percent say the main benefit of earning a college degree is to qualify for a “better job and higher income” or “career training,” while 39 percent chose “education” or “exposure to new ideas.”

Eighty-two percent expect their child’s four-year degree will cost more than $75, 000; seven percent think the bill will be less than $50,000.

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