is college really worth it? well, if you’ re going for a ‘normal’ major (english lit., mass com., psychology, science, engineering, business, law…) then yes! but if you’re planning to take 5 or 6 years to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in bowling industry management, then i would take a good, hard look at onlineeducation’s compelling infographic below – you might change your mind when you see what that ‘lame ass, sorry excuse for a college degree’ is gonna’ cost you – both now and in the long run.
when i think of what my 5 1/2 years of university (not because i was a retard or spent my time partying – but because: 1 ba + 1 ms) cost my folks, i count my blessings. actually, i really should thank them more often :(.
i’ve had this recurring discussion with friends – about what tuition fees will be by the time our kids (assuming i have them before the next eclipse sighting) are old enough for college. on average (depending on inflation or the economic situation), college tuitions tend to increase at a annual rate of 6%. this means – for a baby born today, the cost will be more than 3 times the current rate when the teen matriculates in college. yikes, pretty scary!
that said – although i would surely support my kids no matter what road they choose to take, i will however, open a can of whoop ass should they tell me they plan to major in underwater sculpting, sports ministry or some other crazy shit like that. but then again, that’s just me!
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