Who pays for college? Who gains?

College pays for bachelor’s degree graduates, though it pays a lot better for graduates of selective colleges and universities than it does for those who go to unselective colleges, concludes a new report. But the return on investment isn’t all that great for taxpayers.

Also on Community College Spotlight (and taking the other side of the argument): Higher education is a huge bubble that’s about to burst.

I congratulated my sister on being the mother of two college graduates: Her son Alan earned a computer science degree in March and daughter Lee earned a degree in cognitive science a few days ago.  “I’m the mother of two unemployed people,” she said.

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