It's never too early to throw out completely and totally depressing statistics, so along those lines here is some great news regarding the cost/benefit of college. Basically, it's not worth it with the exception of roughly 150 schools.
Former Secretary of Education William Bennett has written a book, "Is College Worth It?" Click here for the link to the book on Amazon.com.
As our students rack up burdensome debt, the question is legit because no job can pay off the loans in a reasonable amount of time.
The way Bennett sees it, he thinks there are about 150 schools that are worth the cost. Here is a shock - they are nearly all private.
Even more depressing? Only four of his top 150 are in the great state a Texas.
1. Harvey Mudd College
Here is a look at the prominent schools in Texas and where they rank:
58. Texas A&M (in state tuition)
69. Texas A&M (out of state tuition)
90. Texas-Austin (in state)
114. Texas-Austin (out of state)
156. Texas Tech (in state)
175. Texas Tech (out of state)
223. Texas-Dallas (in state)
256. Texas-Dallas (out of state)
390. Houston (in state)
414. Houston (out of state)
420. St. Mary's
448. Texas-Arlington (in state)
472. Texas-Arlington (out of state)
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