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 Post subject: Things you need to know about American college graduates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:29 am 
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Over 3 million Americans received college degrees in 2007.
Over 2 million illegal aliens are expected to participate in the DREAM Act Amnesty.

Whyyyyyyyyyy do we need to help the foreign born children of illegal aliens with in-state tuition rates that our own children cannot receive?

Whyyyyyyyyyy do we want to give 2 million illegals 6-years-worth of conditional permanent resident status (meaning they can legally work here) in order to attend (not graduate from) 2 years of college?

Whyyyyyyyyyy do we want illegals competing for financial aid against our own poor and minority children? (Pell grants are the only form of aide the illegals cannot get.)

This is the link to the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/projections ... /sec4b.asp
The total number of degrees earned in 2007 adds up to 3,009,000.

More will be posted later.

College grads still earn more than most people without degrees, HOWEVER, the median salary earned by college graduates has DROPPED from a high of $57,500 in the year 2000 to only $45,000 in 2008.
Verify at this link: http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=77

Average undergraduate tuition and fees and room and board rates charged for full-time students in degree-granting institutions, by type and control of institution: 2007–08
Public institutions cost $12,944/year
Private institutions csot $$29,307/year
Verify at this link: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/ ... 08_331.asp

 Post subject: Re: Things you need to know about American college graduates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:21 am 
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More info...
The average debt for college grads is $23,200



December 2, 2009, 12:53 pm

Average Debt for Graduating College Seniors Rises to $23,200
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Yet another study has been released that will provide scant comfort to those college applicants, and their parents, who intend to take out loans to pay for their education.

Students who graduated from college in 2008 with loans carried an average debt of $23,200 — an increase of nearly 25 percent, or $4,550, when compared with those who graduated just four years earlier. These figures appear in the latest study by the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit organization.

The report also notes that “employment prospects for young college graduates have soured along with the economy.” Citing unpublished data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the researchers report that the unemployment rate for college graduates between the ages of 20 and 24 was 7.6 percent in the third quarter of 2008, “the highest third-quarter rate since 2002.” By the third quarter of this year it was 10.6 percent, “the highest on record.”

The project’s Web site has broken down the average student debt data by state, in an easy-to-navigate map. It shows the District of Columbia ($29,793), Iowa ($28,174) and Connecticut ($26,138) as having college graduates with the highest debt. Utah ($13,041) and Hawaii ($15,156) have the lowest.

Do readers of The Choice — including those already paying student loans, or others anticipating doing so — have thoughts on the project’s findings? Please use the comment box below to let us know.

To read how The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered the report, click here.


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