25 Sad Statistics About College Education In The United States

Although the United States is home to 50 out of the top 100 colleges, it’s not all sunshine and roses in the land of the free. In fact, with the cost of college education on the rise, many young students have been making the choice to study abroad in places like Europe where college is either free, or pretty close to it. These are 25 sad statistics about college education in the United States.

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The percentage of mail carriers with a college degree is 4 times higher than it was in 1970

us postal serviceSource: mises.org, Image: wikipedia

Today in the United States over 24% of retail salespeople have a college degree

walmartSource: collegeaffordability.blogspot.com

More than 1/3 of college graduates end up taking jobs that don't even require college degrees

firefighterSource: businessinsider.com, Image: wikipedia

The unemployment rate for college graduates under 25 has reached nearly 10%

layoffsSource: Economic Policy Institute, Image: pixabay

Only a little over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 were employed last year. That statistics is the lowest it has been since the end of WWII

unemploymentSource: hosted.ap.org, Image: wikipedia

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