PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Westwood College Charts Student Budgets

student income

Westwood College, based in Denver, Colorado, with 17 campuses and online classes (think “University of Phoenix”), has this graphic on their website that details student spending. Other than the huge cost they say students spend getting ready for school in a given year (10.5 billion dollars), the most interesting stat, to us at OS anyway, was that the average college student had 2000 dollars in credit card debt. You can click on the chart to view an enlarged version. Do you agree that the chart represents your spending habits?

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Eli Glazier

Eli is a junior majoring in International Politics. He enjoys paninis and books.


Other posts by Eli

Senior Writes Final Column

Senior columns, with all their melodrama and platitudes, usually leave me eye-rolling and shaking my head with a vigor usually reserved for study abroad blog posts. But, as I graduate a week from today, I figured I should give it a go myself. Rather than discuss the origins of Onward State like Evan,  I’d just like to briefly thank a few individuals who have defined my Penn State experience.

Speakers Released, Collective “Who?” Uttered

Onward Debates: Private State University

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers?

Penn State Urges Legislators, Administration To End Government Shutdown

“As we work together to make the impact as least disruptive as possible to our students and employees, we strongly urge Congress and the president to end this impasse.”

Send this to a friend