Scary Student Trends


Only 36% of undergraduates chose a major that fits their interests.
U.S. News & World Report, November 2013

More than 4 out of 5 college students graduate without a job
The Washington Post, January 2015

The national average of students per counselor: 477:1
California Department of Education. May 2015

48% of college grads move back home after college
Career Statistics: MonsterTRAK, 2006

75% of students change their major at least once before graduation. 20-50% of students enter college as “undecided”
The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, June 2013

From 2013 to 2015 Increase of 4% the average debt of graduates of public four-year institutions has increased 28% from $21,700 to $25,500 while the average debt of graduates of private four-year institution has increased 18% from $27,700 to $30,200 in real dollars.
Forbes, November 2015

Since 1978, college tuition and fees have increased by a whopping 1,120%. During that same period, the price of food has increased 244% and medical expenses 601%. In fact, tuition prices have gone up four times faster than the consumer price index, according to a report by Bloomberg.
USA Today, November 2014

One-quarter of graduate students borrow nearly $100,000, and another 1 in 10 borrow more than $150,000. By comparison, the Institute for College Access and Success recently reported that 7 in 10 college seniors graduated in 2012 with student debt, which on average was $29,400.
U.S. News and World Report, March 2014

According to data from the Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew by nearly 80 percent between August 2003 and August 2013. That is nearly twice as fast as growth in costs in medical care, another area widely recognized for fast-rising prices. It’s also more than twice as fast as the overall consumer price index during that same period.


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