If a person is smart enough to complete college, then they are smart enough to
be successful without it.
Anything is worth it if you do it right.BYUtrack starSteve Jobs dropped out of college, not a compelling argument for college.
The stats may be misleading. Yes, college graduates make more money than do
those who never attend or those who drop out. But those who put in the time and
effort necessary to get a diploma are also the kind of people who are ambitious
and would likely excel in life even if there were no colleges.So you
can't just put some number on a person's salary and say "You would
have made X dollars less (or more) if you got the degree".College can be great, but you can't spend 4 years and $100K+ for some
useless degree and hope to automatically be on easy street. (Especially in this
BYU Track Star,Many college grads can't find jobs, and it
becomes a good deal for places like a car rental agency to hire them.Each year, 82,000 highly skilled workers from other countries, come here for
employment, and forces our grads into lower skilled positions.
I'd also like to add to those young people who go into the S.T.E.M
(Science, Technolgy, Engineering &, Math) fields of study. You will be
better compensated than those who don't. Of course getting through the
course work is no easy task. The Math/Chem/Physics class sequence IMHO is also a
screening-out process for the STEM dilettentes. Best of luck guys and girls, you
may be the next Steve or Stephanie Jobs!!!
I'm amazed that some employers require a 4-year college degree to work
behind the counter at alot of car rental places. I'm also amazed that some
department stores require a 4-year degree in Fashion merchandizing to work
behind the counter of a Chain Department store selling prefume and jewelry.
I'm not trying to denigrate the employee's academic credentials. I
think alot of these jobs really only require a High School diploma and not a
$200,000 BA degree in liberal Arts. The Employers obviously don't want to
pay premimun salaries for such educational achievements.