We all know it costs a lot of time and money to get a college degree, but in the end is it all worth it? Well, a new survey finds that a lot of Americans don’t actually think so.
A poll by GoBankingRates finds that 42% of college graduates don’t think their college degree is worth the student debt they accrued to get it. In fact, their debt is keeping them from doing a lot of things, include:
- Saving for retirement (36%)
- Going on vacation (32%)
- Being financially independent (28%)
- Owning their home (21%)
- Pursuing a job they're passionate about (17%)
Just how much debt are folks drowning in? Well, the survey finds that 10% have more than $50,000 in student loan debt, while 37% have more than $15,000.