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College Roundup: The Best of 2013

U.S. News & World Report released annual school rankings today

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Higher-ed is the talk of the town these days, as record levels of student debt and high unemployment, especially for young adults, raise the question of whether or not college is actually worth it.

One study, for example, shows that the most common jobs for members of Generation Y are in retail — even after graduation. Two of the most common Gen Y jobs are floor clerk and clothing sales associate, and over half of the former and 80% of the latter indicated having a bachelor’s degree on the survey.

Still, for many, college is a necessary and desired credential. And while college may not always seem to pay off, sometimes the key is simply picking the right school.

And today, U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings to help prospective students do just that. Each year, it compiles countless clear-cut lists based on various criteria to tell students everything from which are the top universities to which schools are the best value to which schools leave students with the most debt … and much more.

Have a look at some of the highlights of the report:

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