It’s no secret that higher education costs are skyrocketing (the average price tag for one year at a private university in 2011 was about $33,000), while at the same time graduates are finding it increasingly harder to find decent paying jobs -- or a job, for that matter. Sure, the unemployment rate among college graduates is substantially lower than, say, the national average, but is it really worth spending four years in college accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt only to face diminishing job prospects upon graduation? Perhaps it is. But the good news is that...
The quality of one's higher education depends primarily on the initiative, drive and hard work of the learner and secondarily on the college one attends. The learning environment is much more a factor in the k-12 grades. Going to a 2 year community college and then transferring to a four year state college is also a way to save some money.
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