College Enrollment Surges, But Is It Worth It?

College enrollment has been surging over the past 4 years with 67.4% of high school men enrolling directly in college after high school in 2016 versus only 61.3% in 2012.

Ask any economics professor at an Ivy League school what is driving the trend of higher college enrollments and you’ll get a quick response that implies that our young 18-year-old snowflakes are simply hedging their future employment opportunities against the devastating consequences of globalization and a deteriorating manufacturing base in the United States.

And while their complex econometric models prove their point well beyond a shadow of a doubt (even though you’ll never understand them so don’t even try), we suspect the real answer may have something to do with the federal government throwing student loan dollars at anyone with a pulse while simultaneously offering to erase all that debt when you graduate.  Call us cynics. 

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Meanwhile, we find it absolutely shocking that a bunch of 18-year-old boys would happily take $40,000 from the federal government every year to do this:

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But, whatever the reasoning, there is no doubt that college enrollment is soaring.  Per Bloomberg:

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And while over-educated elitists of our liberal bastions of higher education are all too eager to explain why more kids are choosing college these days, you’ll rarely hear them comment on whether or not it’s actually worth it…it just wouldn’t progress any of their liberal narratives or serve their self-interests, so why bother?

So we decided to take a quick look at the math of a college education.

First, according to Quora.com, attending college these days can cost anywhere from $22,500 per year for a public, in-state university to $75,000 for a…

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