Infographic Category Education

Student Debt in America

By | source: Oct 11th, 2012

American 20 something year olds are in a weird time right now. With tuition costs rising, and an extremely competitive job market, young people are left with a decision. Invest in a college degree and MAYBE get a job when after graduation? Or donâ??t invest in a college degree and find a job? Is a college degree even worth all the hype anymore?

Because of rising tuition costs, student debt is at an all time high. I know people who are 20,000 in debt and itâ??s only their junior year of college. Thatâ??s the cost of a small car or a plot of land! With the job market becoming so competitive, itâ??s easy to see why so many high school graduates would see that a college degree isnâ??t worth the investment.

Todayâ??s infographic takes a look at student debt in America. Itâ??s discouraging to see how much debt recent graduates rake up when there is no promise of a job after graduation. Although I was blessed with a college fund a scholarships, I still worry about my generation who has to deal with the rising costs of education. Hopefully policy makers will find rising tuition a pressing topic and will work towards lowing tuition so young people will find an easier life after graduation. [via]