Casey Bond said this about college. "I spent six figures on my college education, opting for a distinguished private school with a premium price tag instead of the cheaper state option. I cared about the prestige behind the name just as much as the quality of the education. And it wasn't worth it. At all." I feel this really supports my claim and i totally agree with her she spent so much money on an education and didnt get anything out of it
They interview a few college graduates about there experience in college and if they think it was worth it. It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life. One girl said this "I always thought that going to college was getting that higher degree, to be the first in my family to get a college education. But I realized I grew a lot at the University of Maryland ... socially, emotionally and definitely mentally".
This book explains how college can be worth it and not worth it by saying "Who is responsible for debt-saddled, undereducated students, and how do future generations of students avoid the same problems?" He talks about how too many college students go into debt after spending over $30k on an education and not get a god paying job after
Ben Casselman talks bout how its not worth it if you don't even graduate. He said this "But just because people who graduate from college are better off doesn’t necessarily mean that going to college is a good decision. Most of the benefits of college come from graduating, not enrolling". I totally agree. There is no point in dropping so much money on an education when you don't even try to succeed.
In this article he says "Education is a wasteful arms race, the more you get, the more you need to avoid looking like a loser." which i can sorta relate with but i feel he is bashing college too far. Don't get me wrong i feel college can be a waste of time but he goes too far.
This article explains that too many students are in massive amounts of debt. Too many college graduates are suffocating under a mountain of accumulated debt, with very limited opportunities for employment and no acquired skill. In June 2010, total student loan debt in the United States surpassed total credit card debt--$914 billion versus $672 billion--and even surpassed total auto loans and mortgages. One Associated Press analysis of 2011 graduates found that 54 percent were unemployed and many who were employed worked jobs unrelated to their college studies.