Why is St. Thomas graduate enrollment at its lowest in 2 decades?

 

Undergrad is enough for now (jesman via Flickr)

As University of St. Thomas reports falling grad-school enrollment, junior Elizabeth Miner tells TommieMedia that cost is a main factor in decisions not to go:

“You can’t afford to pay your student loans from your undergrad while you are in graduate school, so it’s not fiscally viable for most kids who would really like to expand their education. There is a lot of pressure to find a way to pay off their student loans, so students are putting off the education that they want in sort of a frantic state of mind.”

University officials say declining postgraduate enrollment is nationwide trend.

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