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Investigative reporter debunks Payscale.com's negative ranking of Bluefield College

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Bluefield, Va. (WVVA)-A PayScale.com ranking that listed Bluefield College as a bad return on investment is getting called into question.

You may recall, back in March, BC was listed third on a list of ten in an article published by The Atlantic, titled “These U.S. Colleges and Majors are the Biggest Waste of Money.” Using PayScale’s numbers it stated that a four-year degree at BC would have a negative return of $123,000 over 20 years.

Forbes.com reporter Susan Adams says PayScale's calculations do not take into account if the student is receiving any type of financial aide or scholarships. It also assumes the people who go to college are from the top quarter of their high school classes and would likely get a job as soon as they receive their diploma. Adams says PayScale also counts the income of those high school graduates if they worked four to six years instead of going to college.

President Barrack Obama wants the federal government to come up with a fair national college ranking system that compares graduation rates, student debt, and money earned in the workplace.
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