The value of higher education, including graduate education, has been a recent subject of debate. However, economic benefits of advanced degrees have been shown, including higher salary and lower unemployment rates. In general, the benefit of a graduate education seems to outweigh the costs. Despite these benefits, some otherwise prepared individuals choose not to attend graduate school. Others who enroll never complete their degree. We examined characteristics of these groups, including the value they place on graduate education, compared to those who still plan on attending, currently attend, or completed their degree.
Wendler, Samantha, "Bumps in the Road: An Investigation of Students’ Decisions Regarding Graduate School" (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings 2013. 12.