Why College is so Expensive

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  • Published: 12 July 2016
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    College is expensive. Here's why.

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Comments • 3 691

  • SkiTaco
    SkiTaco  2 days back

    Irrelevant in 2019. You didn't take in account of the administration salaries.

    • 松田もしくろす
      松田もしくろす  4 days back

      Who will start the first ever “tent” college?

      • عبدالله العتيبي

        in my country college give student salary to study

        • Oùssa Mà
          Oùssa Mà  1 weeks back

          yeah there's more people in colleges that's why it's more expensive... Not like in canada where our student population didn't boom at all and we pay waaaaay less than you

          • Sedat Mehmed
            Sedat Mehmed  2 weeks back

            "go to college kids" "going to college is the single biggest investment you can make in your life". Thanks to advices like this you can come in Bulgaria and see psychologists, historians and etc selling you groceries. College is not for everyone and recent tendency of employers to ask for bachelor's degrees for jobs which clearly don't require it helps making the situation worse. For example an office manager (the person who picks up who phones and arranges the schedule for the superior) doesn't necessarily require a college degree. You may ask for foreign languages but bachelor's degree is an overkill. And employers do require college degree sometimes they don't even point an area of specialty, they just say "a bachelor's degree is required".
            That makes young people to jump at some topics which are easier than others to graduate (public administration vs engineering or medical, you get the idea) and spend 4 years of their life for nothing

            • Ghostin '
              Ghostin '  2 weeks back

              The thing is, I will gladly move abroad for a more cheap and affordable college, the problem is I will be away from my family and I will know nobody

              • Mohammed Monkey Scrotum

                Yeah remember paying obscene amounts of money to go to a LibTard indoctrination camp is the single greatest investment you can make. Also the coveted ability to say I'm smarter than you I went to college.

                • Grant Jones
                  Grant Jones  2 weeks back

                  $600 per sq foot. lol my college is building a hall that costs 6000$ per sq foot

                  • Brick Life
                    Brick Life  2 weeks back

                    Australia has no collage we call it university

                    • I am not impressed by your performance

                      The student loans need to stop. Your granting a potential unlimited amount of money to an 18 year old kid with no credit what so ever. The dumbest bankers in the world wouldn’t even do this.


                      If they stop with this, college tuition is going to become so expensive that no one will attend. Therefore there tuition and interest rates WILL drop.


                      The govt is putting money in the hands of CHILDREN in the HOPES that they will make a half decent living and pay off this massive dept.

                      • Psych-Chik
                        Psych-Chik  3 weeks back

                        I despise how most people here in America will treat you like you're scum or lazy if you don't have a college degree. It's VERY stressful and it's driven so many students to the brink of insanity.

                        • JerrY Rathahao
                          JerrY Rathahao  3 weeks back

                          international student tuition is also expensive

                          • BlizzardBogotá 96
                            BlizzardBogotá 96  3 weeks back

                            0:12 is that SCSU? St. Cloud State University. St.Cloud, Minnesota?
                            Must be, the school logo is noticeable under the blurry image on the lamp.

                            • trash hauler
                              trash hauler  4 weeks back

                              It's not 30 times as much it's three times as much you have to use the after inflation dumbass

                              • trash hauler
                                trash hauler  4 weeks back

                                The real reason why college is so expensive is because the federal government now backs 90% of the loans which means more people are going to college in colleges are artificially inflating their cost ie fucking us all

                                • trash hauler
                                  trash hauler  4 weeks back

                                  What the fuck do guns and fast food have to do with why college is expensive you fucking twit

                                  • 444zane3
                                    444zane3  4 weeks back

                                    College was cheap until the Governemnt got involved in the 60s/70s. Politicians started guaranteeing student loans and financial aid of any amount to anyone that wanted to go to college. Bc the govt guaranteed all the loans, it allowed colleges to charge however much they want bc they know the kids will pay it since govt is writing the check on behalf of the kids. Healthcare is so expensive now for the same reason. Govt gets involved and guarantees it to everyone no matter the cost, which allows hospitals to charge whatever the want. If governemnt completely got out, then prices would plummet. People would no longer be able to afford college/healthcare at these prices, so if government can’t pick up these tabs, prices would be forced down if hospitals and colleges wanted any customers at all.

                                    • Jason Frederick
                                      Jason Frederick  4 weeks back

                                      Linking a high education to a better life is the reason....it sets the value. Much like dimonds.

                                      • The Ranger Gamer
                                        The Ranger Gamer  4 weeks back

                                        The problem is unnecessary infrastructure. Large universities get grant money from the government, but rather than using that money to pay staff and assist with current maintenance they just add new crap. During the 3 and a half years it took me to earn my bachelors of science in communications, the University I attended (Austin Peay State University) had 2 major projects that seem quite wasteful. First being luxury booths at the football stadium. Since very few people put in the massive amount of money to buy a ticket to use one during any game, just 1 or 2 would be used at a time and there were about 14 booths total. Another being a second art building right next to the old one, the first art building wasn't getting much action to being with (most APSU students have a tendency to put more emphasis on science rather than art) and now there is a second gleaming building which also has very few classes taking place in it.
                                        Now that those extra buildings that are kinda pointless were built and the college needs to buy materials to help with maintenance like cleaning equipment, repair tools and they need to hire extra staff to maintain the new areas as well as buy more electricity, water and sewage for the buildings. Where are those extra costs added? You guess it, to admission.

                                        And APSU is just a moderate example, last year Oregon State University added some glass panels to surround their track stadium. Sure I guess it looks pretty buy how do "glass panels" improve a student's education? It doesn't, but the student is paying extra to maintain them.

                                        • Sweeneytv
                                          Sweeneytv  4 weeks back

                                          This video is sponsored by Notre Dame University check it out they’ve got swimming pools the movie Rudy and some pretty nice beer

                                          • bluebird2220
                                            bluebird2220  4 weeks back

                                            i dont like this vidio
                                            im 22 making 50k a year with no college education, living in a home worth 300k that i purchased
                                            college isnt what makes you great

                                            • Adrian Motley
                                              Adrian Motley  1 months back

                                              Laughs in Europe

                                              • Igorr Ribei
                                                Igorr Ribei  1 months back

                                                Laughs in brazilian

                                                • Sydney Ford
                                                  Sydney Ford  1 months back

                                                  The millennial generation stops at 1994. Everything after that is gen z.

                                                  • tomtkl
                                                    tomtkl  1 months back

                                                    HOLD IT !!!!!!! The reason college is so damn expensive is because OF govt STUDENT LOANS.Before gov't student loans, kids worked at the college, or they borrowed the money from a bank etc. Along comes the gov't student loans, and colleges hit the lottery.NOW they can set the costs as high as they want, because they know the kids will just get a gov't loan and pay what ever the cost is. In just a few years the coat of a college degree went from being reasonable to CRAZY.....college costs went up WAY faster than the cost of living because the schools could soak the hell out of the kids and the Gov't money was there. they were and are GREEDY!!!! Elizabeth Warren bitches about the cost of college but she is paid over $420,000 AS A HARVARD PROFESSOR AND SHE ONLY TAUGHT 2 CLASSES A YEAR !!!!!. AND SHE HAS THE BALLS TO BITCH ABOUT THE COSTS ???????

                                                    • Javier Solar Irazabal
                                                      Javier Solar Irazabal  1 months back

                                                      I disagree on your conclusion.

                                                      Internet is a new element on this equation. Is it worhy to make such sacrifice to manage to pay the tuition? When there is an endless source of knowledge and wisdom on internet.

                                                      Honestly USD 128K?

                                                      In the coming years we are going to see how companies will gradually care less about diplomas and more about actual skills. Several tech companies have already started considering this issue.

                                                      Does US college prepare students for the real corporate world or they just give lectures of theorical concepts? (I am not from US, just asking). In Europe, and specially my country, Spain, both public and private institutions have completely failed in doing so. Even in our country, where studying is relatively cheap it is not a worthy investment (measured in time in this case).

                                                      • Merry Berry
                                                        Merry Berry  1 months back

                                                        The production of this video was very well done, and the direct actual facts you gave were interesting and helpful which I appreciate. However, I find your ending gross, misguided, and dangerous. To say that college, accross the board, is an investment with a guaranteed net gain is just factually incorrect. Yes, college is an investment, often a necessary one. But as an investment, college is not exempt from the risks of any other huge investments. People are not guaranteed an increase in earnings just for having the degree. More often than ever, graduates are ending up in jobs that don't even require a degree in the first place, or are being underpaid for jobs that do. And it's largely because of the issues presented in this video of too many students enrolling because people like you act like there's no viable alternatives and that people who try something other than college are making a bad decision. I would think as a channel that appears to often focus on financial issues, you would know better than to assume any investment of 1000's of dollars just for one thing is "safe" with a definite net gain.

                                                        • Born Blazed
                                                          Born Blazed  1 months back

                                                          college is a scam so stfu about it

                                                          • veeecos
                                                            veeecos  1 months back

                                                            I was ok with everything except the part where he said " go to college ". It really depends on that college & degree whether it makes economic sense.

                                                            • Handy Pranata
                                                              Handy Pranata  1 months back

                                                              I 100000% agree with you. College may be expensive, but its totally worth it

                                                              • Milky Way Mike
                                                                Milky Way Mike  1 months back

                                                                People should research the Bennett Hypothesis and how government subsidies most likely attributed to the rising costs. Back in the day a person could work a part-time job while going to college... not anymore thanks to government interference. Also, don't go to college kids if you can't afford it. Instead go to trade school for a fraction of the cost and make $20 - $60 an hour being an electrician, carpenter, construction worker, roofer, or some other skilled laborer... they are higher in demand since nobody wants to get their hands dirty anymore. Or start your own business since we have a ton of free education online now-a-days.

                                                                • Bill d
                                                                  Bill d  1 months back

                                                                  Didn't the principle of supply and demand exist in 1980?

                                                                  • Almighty Duck
                                                                    Almighty Duck  1 months back

                                                                    While this was a good example for 2016, tenure has actually been changing in recent years. You should update this. Professors are no longer guaranteed their tenure even after achieving it. They are put up for “review” by the administration every now and then and if they disagree with them they can loose their tenure. It’s a corrupt system that discourages changes in how we learn and teach at the collegiate level.

                                                                    • Valery G
                                                                      Valery G  1 months back

                                                                      bro you was trash back then xd

                                                                      • John Batchler
                                                                        John Batchler  1 months back

                                                                        Want a decent education just buy the book and applied it how about worthless degrees I'm a drop out more than once my greatest schooling came out of wall St computer

                                                                        • โอลิเวร์
                                                                          โอลิเวร์  1 months back

                                                                          This is probably the only time I disagree with Wendover Productions

                                                                          • saurabh **
                                                                            saurabh **  1 months back

                                                                            Don't go college ....just have good laptop and hight speed WiFi...
                                                                            U will learn more then college...+ Huge savings

                                                                          • Akash Pal
                                                                            Akash Pal  1 months back

                                                                            and here i am............just finished my graduation for just 500 $ from a government established university.

                                                                            • Leveraged
                                                                              Leveraged  1 months back

                                                                              It’s a joke. Republicans would rather be in a perpetual state of war than subsidize college or healthcare.

                                                                              • mjolnir, but pronounced Jonathan

                                                                                Millennial generation ended in 2000

                                                                                • Joel Riviere
                                                                                  Joel Riviere  2 months back

                                                                                  you dont have to go to college/university to make good money, trades can earn more than college graduates, there is also a need for certain trades which brings more money

                                                                                  • Mr Joe
                                                                                    Mr Joe  2 months back

                                                                                    Go to college kids

                                                                                    • James Shearwood
                                                                                      James Shearwood  2 months back

                                                                                      *laughs in Australian*

                                                                                      • We Love Libraries
                                                                                        We Love Libraries  2 months back

                                                                                        College is so expensive for ONE SINGLE REASON - overpriced, unearned HYPERINFLATED pensions of the administrators, university employees & professors. That’s it - not complicated at all. Fix it.

                                                                                        • Gabe Ørnes
                                                                                          Gabe Ørnes  2 months back

                                                                                          Question is does he go to college

                                                                                          • Bobon Meiknob
                                                                                            Bobon Meiknob  2 months back

                                                                                            Loans aren't the problem the COST of college is the problem. College is a feeding frenzy of insider connected leeches upon a captive audience. People make great money from college, just not the people paying to go there. :-/

                                                                                            • Curiosity Ridge
                                                                                              Curiosity Ridge  2 months back

                                                                                              Laughs in Canadian. A single year of your college gets me about 4 years at my university.

                                                                                              • Patton Emile
                                                                                                Patton Emile  2 months back

                                                                                                Wish I was in the percentage of people that got financial aid