Originally Posted by ESP
They should be investigating the price of College Tuition. That is what will destroy this country over the next 30 years.
When I started school the 4-year estimate for tuition was $45,000, by the time I finished it was $65,000. My tuition increased by almost 50% in 4 years. IMO it should be illegal to increase tuition of students already enrolled, I know 3 people that had to drop out half-way through school because the tuition had increased beyond what they could get loans for, leaving them stuck with no degree and $30,000 in student loans.
Schools are also feeding misinformation about graduation rates, and what percentage of graduates actually get jobs in their field using their degrees. Many schools will say "90% of our graduates get jobs using their degrees", which basically means "90% of our graduates get ANY kind of job after they graduate, that includes working at places like McDonalds, or as a garbage truck driver".Edited by lordikon - 3/9/12 at 8:08am