Why College Is So Expensive In America

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College in the United States is expensive. The cost of higher education just keeps going up. Tuition costs at both public and private universities have doubled since the late 80s, while accounting for inflation.

"I think that it's so ingrained in your head that you have to go to college, that college is the next step after graduation," said Jarret Freeman, a college graduate with roughly $50,000 in student debt. "I think in hindsight, I see that college is not for everyone."

But a college education is becoming more and more necessary to succeed in today's economy. Georgetown University estimates that by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require more than a high school degree.

Students graduate with an average of $37,172 in student loan debt. It all adds up to $1.5 trillion across the country.

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Why College Is So Expensive In America

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Bill Gates drops out of college: *BILLIONAIRE*
Steve Jobs drops out of college: *BILLIONAIRE*
Mark Zuckerberg drops out of college: *BILLIONAIRE*

I drop out of college: *McDonald's minimum wage*

Author — John Smithee


“Ethnically diverse welcome brochures” 😂 literally every college

Author — Mosh Pits Only


Healthcare: Overpriced
Education: Overpriced
Domestic Public infrastructure: In ruins

US Budget: A Trillion DOllars for overseas Military (Big Brain Time!)

Author — Wycliff Studios


From Europe I’m just going to say “feels bad man”

Author — Robin Albers


Thousand dollars for just application ? That's ridiculous.

Author — racedrivergrid01


You said everything except WHY college is so expensive.

Author — K S


Just for those watching this here’s my advice: Go to Community College for your first 2 years. I was lucky enough to recieve a scholarship so I essentially earned my associates degree for free which saved me probably $50, 000 if I went to a 4 year. Transferred out and on track getting my Bachelors and Masters in Finance and on track to graduate with practically no debt. Going to community college is worth it, it’s really nothing to be looked down upon.

Author — That Vietnamese Guy


"When you give someone something for free they do not realise the value" ahaha you do when you live in Europe and watch this video though

Author — Iacopo Bicci


We have to stop pushing this narrative that all high school students need to go to college. Because it's a lie. What's wrong with telling a kid to go to school to learn a trade. Job corps or even the armed services. These 3 things will pay for themselves.

Author — omar triplett


Catch me in Europe getting my bachelors degree

Author — Clara Lobato


"Who's gonna pay the bill?"
Why don't you let Germany answer that for you?

Author — Lala


GERMANY COLLEGE IS FREE: This is why Germany has the best engineers - hands down!

Author — Dexter Speights


It's simple. High costs forces loans which keep the banks rich. Everyone wins except the borrowers. It's a joke at the general public's expense.

Author — Moe Snert


Its sooo crazy watching these medical bill and college loan things when you come from a country where all of those are free

Like why america why??

Author — Jamless Gucci


Free college: works in Germany. Like with healthcare and the judicial system: it’s only a problem in America.

Author — Hans Goldrich


That's cute, meanwhile in Europe I've graduated from college for free, never paid one euro for it...
Actually if you're really good or you have family or social troubles you get paid FROM the University to go to it...

Author — Transylvania Vampires


How I graduated Debt-free!
I went to a community college, I worked several jobs, yardwork/retail/selling art, and I applied to many scholarships and decided to transfer to a state partnered art and design college.

I saved up $15, 000 before I transferred, got a transfer scholarship, portfolio scholarship, and had other smaller ones. While I went and finished up my degree I got more scholarship money, then I freelanced/interned/worked retail/plus worked for the school. I was a full-time student and had a 3.9 GPA.

This semester I graduated debt-free BFA in Graphic Design with 3k in my bank account. Right now I am working an internship as well as freelancing.

I grew up with a single mom and didn't get my car until I moved onto my second college. I took the bus for my first two years of school. It's possible, and part of the solution is not waiting for someone else to fix it. If I didn't get the budget to where I wanted it to my backup plan was to get a trade job. The government isn't going to save you, and the best solution is better parenting, and to not hand out government-backed loans to naive 18-year-old kids.

Author — \


I'm planning on doing a 2+2 (First two years in community college and last two years at a state college) so hopefully I won't be in crushing debt when I come out.

Author — 스테파니 Stephanie 조셉


Americans: "We want free education like in Germany!"
also Americans: "We don´t want to pay higher taxes!"
Sorry guys, but you can´t have it all :/

Author — La Reina


Glad I never went to college, I'm making $68, 984 a year with my dad's business and I shop at Target and family Dollar.

Author — David Carter