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What do you think? Do you still have faith in the American college system? If you are an employer and see two very similar applicants, but one has a degree, who would you lean towards?

(Fortune) Americans are losing faith that four-year college degrees are worth the price of tuition, according to a new poll.


A survey by the Wall Street Journal and NBC shows that people — especially those without four-year degrees — are less convinced that college is worth it than they were four years ago. The majority of men, people who live in rural areas and people aged 18–34 said that the four-year degree wasn’t worth the cost, the Journal reports.


Respondents were almost evenly split: 47% said college was not worth the cost due to student debt and because people do not necessarily graduate with job skills, while 49% said a degree was worth the cost because it could help people earn more money. That two percentage point difference has narrowed from 13 percentage points in 2013, when CNBC polled with the same question.

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If parents can spare cash then yes

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Yes it is worth the cost.

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It kept me out of Vietnam so at that time and place, yes.

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I am currently in college but I was very fortunate to have qualified for a large scholarship with my school. However, the worth of a BA (especially in the Humanities) is simply not equivalent to its cost. Most of my fellow students, myself included, know that we need to go on to graduate study, be it a PhD or an MA.

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