Steve of CA Wrote:
Jul 30, 2012 3:58 PM
I don't know if I would discourage someone from getting a PhD in the sciences, but in terms of losing money on higher education the real problem is the burgeoning for-profit colleges, which offer the same as what is available at public colleges but at much higher cost, and many of these students wind up with huge debts which they are unable to pay and which are owed to the federal government in the for of various loans, A senate committee released a report on this yesterday: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/report-finds-for-profit-colleges-serve-shareholders-over-students/2012/07/29/gJQA3zm6IX_story.html