Letters to the Editor

College doesn’t always pencil out

Is college really worth it? In 2013, college graduates left school owning an average of $25,250 in student loans, the highest amount ever recorded. Last year, for the first time, the nation’s student debt surpassed credit card debt.

With the current unemployment rates, no job is guaranteed – college graduate or not. And the amount of time it takes to pay back the money from a college loan is growing, thus reducing the efficiency of attending college.

You go to college, pay money, get in debt, graduate and then have loans, rent and other expenses. It’s not like you graduate and someone hands you a solid career that pays $75,000-plus a year.

I know people who graduated and they are in the same position as people who didn’t go to college – minus the loans. Are students actually learning cognitive skills or just simply paying for a degree?

Conner Francis, Clovis