But what if it's not true?
Who Wins? Who Pays? The Economic Returns and Costs of a Bachelor’s Degree finds clear winners: Bachelor’s degree holders get a good return on their investment. But taxpayers can be losers, the report concludes. Including public subsidies, tax breaks and government aid to students, taxpayers spend more than they get back for bachelor’s degrees earned at public and private nonprofit institutions; only for-profit colleges turn a profit for the taxpayers.Definitely worth a read, especially in these budget-cutting times.