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Getting the Biggest Bang for Your College Buck

What is the value of a college degree, and which fields will be most in demand in the years to come? Experts from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce weigh in.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's October 2013 College-Savings Boot Camp special report.

A college degree is practically a prerequisite to getting a good job these days, but not all degrees are created equal. The quality of the school, the student's field of study, and the degree type all play important roles. Getting the best return on your college investment requires considering these and other factors, research by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows. Anthony Carnevale, the center's director, and Artem Gulish, a research analyst at the center, responded to our questions via email.