It’s a bit too late to take back my decision now, but here is what I was faced with.
Two choices for college for Computer Science:
- In-state school that I would be paying maximum 3k/yr for, no loans.
- Top-tier school that costs 35k/yr. (Parents have enough saved up, would end up with around 20-30k debt.)
I don’t think I’ll pursue a grad degree – maybe a Master’s if my GPA is good enough, but I’m looking to get into industry right afterwards. I ended up picking the top tier school because I wanted to go away from home, but I’ve been having second thoughts recently and I wanted some outside opinions.
The average salary from my instate school is around 40-50k, whereas the average salary from the top-tier school is 90-100k. (Cost of living isn’t factored in, however.)
Thanks for reading!