As I have said many times before, my college days were some of the best years of my life but if I knew then what I know now regarding what we learned and how much of it is truth, I might of opted out – especially with the tuition prices of today.-A.M.http://benswann.com5 days ago | Politics, US | Posted by Kristin Tate
February 14, 2014
In order to be happy, successful, and get a good-paying job, you must go to college.Parents and high school guidance counselors have touted these words of wisdom to young people for decades. And for some students, this message is undoubtedly accurate. But for many others, the walloping debt that comes with a degree makes going to college simply not worth it.
Tuition for public and private colleges has ballooned by 500%over the last 30 years, and only continues to go up. Private and public colleges cost an average of $29,000 and $21,706 per year, respectively. Many schools like Tufts University and Bates College will set the family back by over twice that amount. These ridiculously fat price tags have lead to the average college graduate walking away with about$27,000 in student loan debt.