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Is an American college degree worth the cost?

Nowhere in the world does it cost as much to go to university as it does in the US.

Some private universities here cost more than $50,000 (£38,000), per year just for tuition, and that doesn't cover accommodation, food, or even books (remember those?).

The BBC's Katty Kay spoke to students at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, to find out what those exorbitant fees actually buy you and to ask whether an American degree is worth it.

Produced by Mat Morrison; filmed by Pete Murtaugh and Colm O'Molloy; edited by Bill McKenna

  • 10 Feb 2015
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