Is College still worth it?

Is College still worth it?


The college you go to makes no difference

Bootcamp average starting salary: $69,079

Average Cost of Coding bootcamp: $13,579

CS College grad: $67,000

Average Total Cost of Public Colleges: $25,290 (in-state) $40,940 (out-of-state)

Average student loan debt: $25,921

Average home price: $453,700

3.5% of 457,700 = $16,019.50, Monthly mortgage payment with PMI: $2,842.90

Average Rent in US: $1100 * 3 = $3300

3300-2842.90 = $457.10


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