It doesn’t take a genius to see that everything is not quite right in higher education these days. The feeling that things can’t go on as they have in the past is slowing sinking in for those associated with our colleges and universities. A day of reckoning is coming.
As most college students can attest, the cost of attending college continues to escalate exponentially while the return on that investment is increasingly suspect. The average student loan debt incurred per student is around $38,000, while the average annual salary a newly minted college graduate in Kentucky can expect to earn is roughly the same amount. Let that sink in for a moment.
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Hughey, Aaron W. and Laves, Karl, "Delusions, Demographics, and Denial: Higher Education's Future in Kentucky and Elsewhere" (2023). Faculty/Staff Personal Papers. Paper 221.