Anthropology

Majoring in debt: why college graduates won't get an even break

Majoring in debt: why college graduates won't get an even break

Samuel Garner went to college fresh out of high school, and, like so many others, uncertain about his career path. As an 18-year-old he had very limited financial literacy and no practical experience managing his money. He graduated four years later with a degree in music performance, owing over $200,000. He started his adult life in the red—and, much more importantly, with very little means of working his way out of that crushing debt.