More Americans are attending college today than ever before. And that’s generally considered a good thing.
But skyrocketing college tuition at both public and private universities has left a growing number of graduates mired in debt and struggling to find good paying jobs. It’s a widening problem that’s received an unprecedented degree of attention in the 2016 presidential campaign (among the Democratic contenders, at least).
All of which begs the question: is all that studying and sacrifice really worth the huge financial hit? With pencil in hand, comic journalist Andy Warner explores the issue.
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- National Center for Educational Statistics
- Pew Research Center
- Project on Student Debt
- Pew Social Trends
- Northeastern Center for Labor Market Studies
- Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce
Andy Warner’s comic journalism has been published by Symbolia, Slate, popsci.com, American Public Media, Campus Progress and more. You can see more of his work at: andywarnercomics.com and andywarnercomics.tumblr.com