The Effects Of Rising Tuition On Students ' Choice Of Future Career Field

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The Effects of Rising Tuition Costs on Ferrum Students’ choice of future career field Christin C Hyslop Ferrum College Fall 2014 The Effects of Rising Tuition Costs on Ferrum Students’ choice of future career field Introduction Do rising tuition costs affect Ferrum College students’ choice of major? Descriptive research will be done to determine if there is a relationship between rising tuition costs and Ferrum College students’ choice in major. A sample set of students attending Ferrum College will be participating in the study. Qualitative research methods will be used to collect data as the data will be primarily obtained by asking questions to students to determine if any patterns exist. Quantitative research methods will also be used as there will be many research subjects questioned to determine exact experiences. This mixed method approach, not only allows for identification of basic patterns, but also allows the researcher to find the number of people who rising tuition costs apply to. Predictions are that a number of Ferrum College students are determining their college major based on whether their projected salary for a particular job will allow them to pay back their student loans and still have available income left to support living expenses. Costs The rising cost of tuition is affecting higher learning institutions and students alike. The cost of college tuition has increased at a much faster rate than inflation (Evans, 2013). The Delta
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