With the world economy struggling, it hasn’t been the best years for students. In addition to the high cost of education, where students usually leave college with a large debt; the prospect of finding a well paid job isn’t as good as it used to be.
Studying was always about tightening the belt and living the proverbial student’s life. But now there are even businesses like who give students a platform to sell their old books for a few extra bucks, or even rent new ones instead of buying them. Although studies have shown that, on the long run, a college degree can get you substantially more money on the job market, still some young people reconsider taking on the burden of studying for a degree.
Maybe the best way to decide is to look at studying like a business, and calculate the return on investment. The infographic below could help to weigh the pros and cons.