Originally Posted by justavet
Your right. That is what they are "estimating" but they always overestimate. Cost of living is super cheap in the midwest. Most people who are out of state get in state residency within a year. So the next three years they pay in state tuition. If an out of stater was looking at these numbers, they would be completely inaccurate because they only have to pay OOS tuition for a year. That is one of the main reasons why many OOS students choose missouri. I am sure a few people graduate with that kind of debt. Especially if they are supporting a family or have a medical issue. But for the average student... these numbers seem kinda elevated.
I am just saying that the school said that the average debt for the recent graduates, all students in the class in state or out, was 110,000. Living expenses included.
All I am confused about is that my school is saying one thing, and this paper is saying something wayyyyy different.
I just think that the schools estimated debt and the true debt are different numbers. I think their "estimation" on the website is only if you are taking the most expensive path possible, which the average student does not do. Maybe you can do a survey and look at actual students graduating and see if any of their debt comes close to your numbers.