Measuring the Value of an Ivy DegreeThe Payoff for Attending a Selective College

New study questions the economic benefit of attending elite institutions

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While some parents will send Junior to an Ivy League college just to have something to boast about at cocktail parties, most view a highly selective college as an investment.

They're betting that a degree that can cost more than $120,000 will lead to...

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