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Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?

  • The New School - Theresa Lang Student Center 55 West 13th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Choosing the right college has never been easy. But today the stakes feel higher than ever. College cost and debt is rising. Many schools have poor graduation rates or do little to help students find jobs. And the economy is changing at a breakneck pace. How can students and families decide which institution will offer the greatest return for their hard-earned tuition dollars?

Join the Center for New York City Affairs for a discussion on the latest tools for calculating the true value of a school. What factors should students consider in developing a college list? Are on-line sites and rankings helpful? And how can all of this information be used to make our higher education system more responsive to the needs of students?

Keynote Presentation by Kaitlin Mulhere, special projects and college rankings editor, Money Magazine

Kaitlin Mulhere will then join in a discussion with:

  • David Helene, co-founder of Edquity, an on-line college financial
    planning tool

  • Khushboo Jamal, Brooklyn College graduate & CUNY Tech Fellow

  • Angie Kamath, university dean for continuing education and workforce development, CUNY

  • Sonia Szymanski, co-director of college inquiry, College Access: Research and Action (CARA)

Moderated by Kim Nauer, education research director, Center for New York City Affairs, The New School

Event is free to attend but registration is required.