Jul 17 2012

The Higher Education Bubble Is About to Burst [Infographic]

College students aren’t getting a return on their very expensive investment.

What is an economic bubble? Simply put, it happens when the cost of goods or services increases faster than their intrinsic value. In the case of higher education, tuition is increasing significantly faster than the consumer price index. The result is that students need to take out huge loans to pay for college, and their degrees can’t land them a job that pays back the loans. The very simple truth is that it can’t go on forever. The team at Education News created these infographics to help us visualize just how difficult this situation is. Learn more in this video.

Part 1

Higher Education Bubble 1

Part 2

Higher Education Bubble 2

These infographics originally appeared on EducationNews.org.