The problem, Bennett says, is people going to second-tier schools, majoring in less-marketable liberal arts fields, and taking on debt to do so.
This comes as a surprise to people?
I always laugh at the people that go to small private schools, major in women's studies, and come out a few years later buried in student loan debt without a job. It is like they didn't see it coming and honestly expected that having a degree would magically get them money.
He found college is “worth it” if you get into a top tier university like Stanford, or study an in-demand field like nuclear engineering at even a lower tier school.
An engineering degree is almost always a worthwhile investment (assuming you are willing to work to get it).
Auburn is #31 for ROI as a percentage of cost. Behind only Texas A&M in the SEC for instate with financial aid.
Despite my huge LSU fandom, there is a reason I went to Auburn. It might not make a huge difference in the end, but Auburn is a better school and the engineering department just got a boat load of money.
This post was edited on 5/7 at 12:17 pm