As college costs are rising and so are the number of new graduates it makes you wonder if higher education is becoming a for profit industry instead of a service. A college degree has certainly never been cheap, but current costs are outrageous. The average cost per year of a four year public university is around $21000! Now no one expects tuition to be the same it was 20 or 30 years ago, but tuition seems to increase by giant leaps on a consistent basis. It cannot just be keeping up with operation costs, these schools are most likely making a profit. Has the high cost caused lower enrollment numbers? Not a chance, students are just taking on more debt. It makes you wonder if higher education has the student in mind or just the amount of money they bring in tuition. Is this what is wrong with education? If higher education was more student and service focused would graduates have abetted chance at finding employment and have their degree held in higher regard by potential employers.
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From the looks of these articles the already impossible is not getting any better anytime soon. Graduates and educated job searchers are in a bad spot right now. Student loans are due and job opportunities are slim. Check out the following articles to see the current state of affairs from recent graduates entering the job market.
Is Education Still Worth The Debt?
Overqualified College Graduates Still Facing Tough Job Market
US Jobless Numbers Suggest Slow Down In Job Creation
New resources could clarify college loan costs
April 16, 2012|By Steve Rosen, Tribune Media Services | Kids & Money
As I sit here awaiting for an internal mental implosion the recurring theme that plays in my head as I make goo-goo eyes at my beautifully framed Maters Degree is, I did not go to school for this! You network, intern, work hard in school and even harder for our employers and at the end of the day you graduate underemployed or not employed at all.
Just a few years ago jobs where plentiful…but what does that really mean to us today? Really think about it…according to recent studies a young person drops out of high school every 26 seconds. Yet, how many people have completed their higher education journey and are still currently underemployed if employed at all? Does this directly correlate in any way shape or form to our drop out rate?
What is so amazing through my journey I have encountered so many people with the exact same parallel of issues despite gender, race, or socio economic background, degree of study, professional background or past work experience. Why are so many people singing the same song despite endless efforts, networking, trying to get your foot in the door, window, roof…whatever it takes, even getting to know someone on the inside of the organization who can help you. We even stoop to becoming the Human Resources department personal frustration outlet! All in the name of being able to pay our bills on time, we do all those things and even more..
College Aid Not Keeping Pace with College Costs
APRIL 15, 2012