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NEW YORK - The college degree continues to lose its value in the face of costs that overwhelm the finances of many American families.
That’s the finding of a national survey of 3,000 Americans commissioned by Country Financial. According to the poll, the number of adults who think college is a good investment plummeted from 81 percent in 2008 to just 57 percent in 2012.
While recognition of the value of a college education was on the upswing from 2007 to 2008, rising from 78 percent to 81 percent, since the Great Recession began the figures have dropped like a stone. The steepest decline came in 2008 and 2009, when the number of people that saw college as a good investment dropped from 79 percent to 64 percent.
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