I wish I had grown up in a state that had full rides at public universities for good grades.
I wish I had grown up in a different country where education was free.
I wish I had never gone to college, knowing now that getting a job would not be guaranteed
I wish I had known my 4 years of college were only good enough for $9.00 an hour.
I wish I could pay my payments, but I don’t have full time job
I wish they would stop bailing out greedy banks and other corrupt org’s , and bail me out!
and the story goes on and on.
I’m sorry but the cost of education and the price you pay phsycially, mentally, & emotionally is out of control these days. This isnt our grandparents education world, where you could have a paper route and pay for college cause it was hundreds of dollars.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the purchasing power of the dollar in 1967 was 2.933. That would mean for every dollar you spent you, in essence, received products totaling $2.93. Not bad!
1987 = .880 or $0.88 cents
In 2010, that same dollar allotted for the purchasing power of 0.459 or $0.46 (ouch).
Four Year Degree (public)
1967 = $748.00
1987 = $3,499
2009/10 = $21,189
2012 = $50,000
Two Year Degree
1967 = No Data
1987 = $2,230
2009/10 = $8,533
2012 = 10,688
Average Wages (only one adult working)
1967 = $7,300
1987 = $30,056
2012 = $36,000