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College (Un)bound: 10 College Myths Debunked [Infographic]

The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers the ticket to a better life. But with student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion and unemployment of college grads a historic highs, people are beginning to question that value.

From Jeffrey J .Selingo via Visual.ly.

Tons of excellent infographics in one place.

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  • Mike

    Whoooaaaa where are these “resort like amenities” at my college? Luxurious dorms?! My college has above average dorms, but they’re still no where near luxurious. Spartan might be a better word for it… And who the hell has a lazy river, hot tubs, and a concierge service?!

  • sally

    Why are health insurance expenses listed alongside “lazy rivers” as proof that universities are in it to make money? No university in the world wants to pay the crazy cost of benefits but they don’t have a choice. I suppose a university could replace its entire teaching and administrative staff with adjuncts and part-time workers and eliminate that health insurance line completely, but if anything wouldn’t that show less of a committment to education?