The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

The report relies on the self-reported income of bachelor's degree graduates as well as future earnings projections.

The report is not without flaws, yet it is worth noting.

The numbers, gathered by Payscale, show out-of-state Western Michigan University education program graduates have a 20-year net return of minus $152,000. That ties it for the fifth worst return in the country, according to the report.

I know multiple Western Michigan University graduates who live in Michigan and are using their education degree to teach.

Is it possible the experience has been different for out-of-state students?

Maybe, but this single report is no reason to dismiss Western Michigan University's education program.

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