Tuition goes up while job availability goes down

And yet people keep fooling themselves into believing that a brand name diploma is worth the cost.  It’s not, of course.

But you are a UMass student or alum: you’re way too smart to buy that marketing ploy line of reasoning.  You know that when it comes to prestige at full fare vs. a solid education at a serious discount, the latter wins out every time.  Keep this in mind as you choose which schools to apply to, and especially as you make your final decisions next Spring about which school to attend.