10 colleges that will bust your budget
These schools feature some of the highest out-of-pocket costs of any in the country.
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Grandson graduating UC San Diego this year. The professors' attendance in the classrooms is virtually non-existent. Have problems struggling with homework, or question a grade? The teachers have a myriad of "assistants", but almost no interaction with professors. Apparently, they're too busy with writing papers, getting published, or...whatever. Yet these people are getting paid well over $100,000 per year for NOT TEACHING! That's why tuition is out of reach for most students.
Same problem even on the community college level. Daughter experiencing the same issues at a college in another state. Sure, you can email the professor. Sometimes they get back to you, sometimes they don't. Whatever the problem is, it belongs to you - as do the consequences. Yet these young people are expected to pay outrageous sums for tuition, skyrocket prices for books, and insane on-campus housing costs.
Would you pay someone $50,000 a year, for 4 years, to work on your house, but find they're never available for a meeting, or that the only people available to talk to is their assistants, and if problems arise it's YOUR responsibility to try and resolve them? You would have them in court suing their pants off! But the teacher conspiracy is accepted, allowed, and immune from scrutiny. What idiots we are for being complacent for allowing this to continue.
Wow. I know parents typically want more opportunities for their kids than what they themselves had, but at $20k/annual income, that's just foolish.
What we have seen in recent years has been an escalation in the price of higher education and the proliferation of for-profit colleges. Some of these places are turning the access of student to loan money into cash machines. Lured in by the promise of a better job and a better life, people whose families have little experience with higher education, are sucked into a lifetime of debt when a community college degree or a technical school certificate might have been a better bet.
The best deal in higher education for most students these days is community college. In the modern world, it's less the college name on the top of your diploma that opens doors but what you know and what you can do.
What! No mention of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth. Holy Cow U!!!! What a lot
of doggerel this is! Stanford, MIT...... This is the U.S. Medicine and Education are expensive
and out of range for the middle class. We put our corporate values and asses elsewhere-
wars and global pollution and of course, spying on our own citizens. Education.....football is
god-separate dorms, private tutors and then there is the tech block on campuses. What a joke
all of this is. And the world is laughing and crying a bit too.
4+ year degree? $100,000+ investment? Job starts around $30K/year. But... life gets better, college graduates have more opportunities for job growth and make an average of $52,000/year. But a job is not just about making money, it is a lifestyle, so the real question is "What do you want to be, and how would you like to make your money?"
Many students are entering trade-schools because they can finish faster, and in some cases complete the WHOLE program for under $40,000 out of pocket, having many jobs start over $40K/year.
But again, it's not just about the money, do what you want and the money will come with hard work and a positive attitude.
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