College generally is a good choice, but it’s not for everyone. College is an investment so you need to consider what your returns on it will be. With students facing record amounts of debt and mal-employment after graduating, choosing a field of study that will give you the best returns is more important than ever.

Tuition costs of colleges and universities [https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76/]
Congratulations, Class of 2015. You’re the Most Indebted Ever (For Now) [http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/08/congratulations-class-of-2015-youre-the-most-indebted-ever-for-now/]
Heaviest Debt Burdens Fall On 3 Types of Students [http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/06/08/heaviest-college-debt-burdens-fall-on-3-types-of-students/]
Graduation rates [http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=40/]
Employment rates of college graduates [http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=561/]
Recent college grads face 36% ‘mal-employment’ rate [http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/25/news/economy/malemployment-rate/]
WHICH COLLEGE MAJORS HAVE THE LOWEST (AND HIGHEST) UNEMPLOYMENT RATES? [http://www.straighterline.com/blog/college-majors-lowest-highest-unemployment-rates/]
The Economic Guide To Picking A College Major [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-economic-guide-to-picking-a-college-major/]
Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs? [http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci20-1.pdf/]
Community college grads out-earn bachelor’s degree holders [http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/26/pf/college/community-college-earnings/]
Chart of the Day: Student Loans Have Grown 511% Since 1999 [http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/chart-of-the-day-student-loans-have-grown-511-since-1999/243821/]
CBO’s April 2014 Baseline Projections for the Student Loan Program [http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44198-2014-04-StudentLoan.pdf/]