Before Choosing a College or Career… [Infographic]

There are many questions you should ask yourself before choosing a college or career. This important decision is underestimated by thousands of high school graduates every year, costing money, time, and goals. Be sure to take your future seriously, and make an informed decision about  education and lifestyle goals. We’ve provided an infographic to illustrate the extreme statistics of college education in America today. College and career Infographic

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Before Choosing a College or Career Infographic Text: College can be expensive, but choosing the wrong school or wrong major makes it significantly more expensive.

Statistics from Choosing a College or Career Infographic:

  • 64% of college students did not complete a bachelor’s degree within 4 years.
  • Only about 2 in 5 (39%) of Grads said they had thought about job opportunities when they decided what to major in.
  • 37% of college grads say they wish they had chosen a different major.
  • 48% say that paying off college debt made it harder to pay other bills.
  • Of college borrowers surveyed:
  • 40% delayed major purchases, 27% moved in with their parents, 24% say their debts have affected career choices, and 14% delayed marriage.
  • After graduation in 2011, the average borrower owed $26,600.
  • The average student graduates from a Private College with about $30,000 in debt.
  • For the 2010-2011 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board were estimated to be: $13,600 for public institutions, $36,300 for private not-for-profit institutions, and $23,500 for private for-profit institutions.

The 10 Most expensive schools:

  • 1. Sarah Lawrence College – $61,236
  • 2. New York University – $59,837
  • 3. Harvey Mudd College – $58,913
  • 4. Columbia University – $58,742
  • 5. Wesleyan University – $58,202
  • 6. Claremont McKenna College – $58,065
  • 7. Dartmouth College – $57,996
  • 8. Drexel University – $57,711
  • 9. University of Chicago – $57,711
  • 10. Bard College – $57,580
  • More than 7 Million people over the age of 50 are STILL paying off student loans according to the NY FED.
  • There’s over $1 Trillion in student loan debt in the United States, and that total is growing by $3000 a second.