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It really isn’t 1970 anymore. Vox notices and explains the disincentives of attending college in 2023.

Revisit Your Assumptions

College attendance and university degrees have long been defended on the basis of higher earnings prospects. But what was a great deal in the 1950s and 1960s, and still made some degree of sense in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. But for the average college student in the United States, a university degreeĀ can no longer be justified on economic grounds.

And it hasn’t really been about actual education in about 150 years.