Most Expensive US College Runs $79,539 per Year
|Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Source: Mark Miester, "When Less Is More," tulane.edu, Oct. 23, 2004
The most expensive college in the United States, Harvey Mudd College, has an annual price tag of nearly $80,000.
The average cost of attending college in the United States for the 2018-2019 school year was $48,510 at a private school and $21,370 at a public school.
The con side of the college debate references crippling student loan debt. Nearly 20 million students are heading to college in fall 2019. In spring 2020, colleges expect to award 989,000 associates degrees and 1,975,000 bachelor's degrees, plus about a million graduate degrees. Meanwhile, the class of 2018 graduated with an average student loan debt of $29,800 per student. 44.7 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.
|Discussion Questions - Things to Think About|
|1. Should college be so expensive? Why or why not?
2. Should college be tuition-free? Why or why not?
3. Is a college education worth it? Why or why not?