An article I published last year with Christianity Today began this way:
While seven out of ten high school graduates enter college, about 30 percent will never make it to their sophomore year, and about 50 percent won’t have graduated even six years later. Meanwhile the average student who does make it to graduation will have racked up $23,000 in debt. Today the cost of a college education is increasing two to three times faster than the overall rate of inflation.
Besides being expensive, college is also time-consuming and life altering. Particularly for students who move away from home, college is the season of life in which they launch into adulthood—for better or for worse. How they establish relationships, manage their time, spend money, and pursue coursework (or not) will depend largely upon their worldview and character.
Read the whole thing.