This paper presents the results of a survey conducted in the spring semester of 2017 of University of Maryland students. The results illustrate how University of Maryland students weigh the decision to attend college in terms of their perceived current economic situation and future expectations as well as predicted return on investment. A body of economic literature on the perception of return on investment from attending college exists already and this study hopes to add to the discussion as its results are unexpected. The results imply that the current generation of college students feels uncertain over the worthwhileness of higher education.
Roston, Joshua S.
"The Perceived Return on College Investment in Relation to Economic Expectations of Students at the University of Maryland,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 14:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol14/iss1/3