The Value of a College Education in Tennessee

Author: Celeste K. Carruthers

Publication Date: August 9, 2023

The labor market and broader economy remain in flux as the U.S. unevenly rebounds from COVID-19 disruptions to health, education, work, prices, and every aspect of life. One silver lining of these disruptions, for job seekers, has been an exceptionally tight labor market with rising wages and expanding job opportunities. The bottom of the pay scale has risen the most in percentage terms, benefitting jobs that are less likely to require a college education. Is college still “worth it” in this environment?

See Dr. Celeste Carruthers’ Presentation for SCORE