CCU public forum to discuss ‘Is college worth the money?’

Student loan debts are an estimated $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Student loan debts are an estimated $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Student loan debts are an estimated $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The impact from the debts leave some to question whether college is worth the money.

A public forum to discuss the values and expenses of higher education will be held Wednesday, October 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Kline Hospitality Suite at Coastal Carolina University's Brooks Stadium.

According to the CCU news release:

The discussion will provide an opportunity for faculty members, staff and students to reflect on the question whether going to college is still as valuable as it was in the past. The dialogue is free and open to the public.

The session will examine the value of attending college considering the expense and the declining job market.

Questions that will be covered include:

  • Is college really worth it?
  • Should one avoid majors in the humanities and instead go for majors in business or the sciences? 

These questions and more will be discussed by students, faculty and others. Participants will receive $1 off any purchase at Starbucks in Kimbel Library at CCU.

The Kline Hospitality Suite is located on the third floor of Brooks Stadium.

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