So I am a junior at Claremont McKenna College pursuing the 3-2 Engineering Program (one spends 3 years at a liberal arts college obtaining a BA in Economics and then spend 2 years at a different university to obtain an Engineering BS). I have been admitted to USC for Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and am considering attending USC this fall. However, I received no financial aid. The cost of tuition for the 2 years at USC ($142,000) would be split between my parents and me, thus, giving me 70k in debt. If I stayed at Claremont for a year instead I would receive a BA in Economics and a sequence/minor in Data Science and would leave college with only 10k in debt because of Claremont's incredible financial aid. I love math and problem solving but also desire to work with people. Because of this, I don't intend on working in manufacturing and lean towards business oriented jobs rather than pure technical jobs. Is getting the ISE degree from USC worth the money? I heard Economics/ Data Science is similar to ISE but I don't know if the similarities are worth abandoning engineering school. Can I get comparable business/tech jobs with an Economics/ Data Science degree rather than an ISE degree? I don't want to regret not going to engineering school, but saving the money is very appealing. My fields of interest include Product/Project Management, Consulting, Operations Management, Financial Analysis and potentially Human Resources. I'm unsure what fields of work ISE graduates usually go into so any insight on that is welcome.