Dystopian Facts 2014

In 2013-2014

  • In state public college costs averaged 22,826 dollars (collegedata.com)
  • Private colleges costs averaged 44,750 dollars (collegedata.com)
  • Room and board at four year public schools ranges from 9,500 and 10,830 dollars (collegedata.com)
  • Tuition and fees was $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,203 for out-of-state residents attending public universities (collegedata.com)
  • The College Board reports the average cost for books and supplies was $1,207 at public colleges and $1,253 at private colleges (collegedata.com)
  • 40 million Americans with student loan debt (money.cnn.com)
  • TICAS found nearly 7 in 10 graduating seniors in 2013 – 69 percent – left school with an average of $28,400 in student loan debt (us.news.com)
  • 66% of graduates from public colleges had student loans (projectsudentdebt.org)
  • 75% of graduates from private nonprofit colleges had student loans (projectstudentdebt.org)
  • 88% of graduates from for-profit colleges had student loans (projectstudentdebt.org)
  • At public colleges, average debt was $25,550 (projectstudentdebt.org)
  • At private nonprofit colleges, average debt was $32,300 (projectstudentdebt.org)
  • At for-profit colleges, average debt was $39,950 (projectstudentdebt.org)
  • For young college graduates, the unemployment rate is currently 5 percent(compared with 5.5 percent in 2007), and the underemployment rate is 16.8 percent (compared with 9.6 percent in 2007) (epi.org)
  • 2012 median pay of Postsecondary Teachers is 68,970 dollars (bls.org)
  • Full professorsat public doctoral institutions made $126,981 in salary in the 2013-2014 academic year, and instructors at those schools made $50,032. Presidents of public doctoral institutions, meanwhile, saw their salaries rise 11.3 percent on average over the past seven years. (washingtonpost.com)

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