Here are some links that have turned up in our thread, and afterward:
- Quora thread, "How much is a US college degree worth?"
- Quora thread, "Why have tuition costs consistently gone up much faster than inflation in the US?"
- Stanford faculty experiences with online courses, which are a new supplement/alternative to traditional degrees
- MIT Tech Review article about economist Josh Angrist, who's been studying this topic for decades
- North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's silly comments about liberal arts degrees not preparing students for their eventual employment later in life
- Mark Cuban advocating that students considering 4-year college start by assembling a "college value plan"
- The Awl — "Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College"
- Bill Gates in a recent conversation with five journalist/bloggers
- Clay Shirky's followup piece in The Awl