As costs continue to skyrocket, students and parents are asking: is a college education worth the expensive price tag?
Saturday, February 28th, SCC students Benjamin Moeller, Jack Pelagalli,John Lynch, and JoLynn DuBois joined more than 5,000 students from 45 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., competing in Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge. The team of 4 students used mathematical models to quantify and consider the price paid, expected earnings, and lifestyle factors resulting from the attainment of an undergraduate education. They spent 13 hours gathering data on tuition costs, debt burden, and labor statistics, and comparing the earning potential of various career paths, including those of STEM vs. non-STEM graduates. Their resulting paper can be read by following the link on this page.