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Is A College Education Worth the Cost?

MiaBella 2012/04/16 00:47:20
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In America, furthering your education is very much encouraged but is it actualy worth smashing the piggy bank and all the student loans ect? In today's recession is it more substantial to go straight into a workforce that pays those without diplomas? Or go into debt and walk out with a degree hoping to get hired?
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  • Candace Washington 2012/04/18 02:34:26
    No way...
    Candace Washington
    some stuff seems expensive for no reason. and then there are those degrees that don't do anything. paying all that money just to work in retail because you have a worthless degree? no way
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/04/16 14:26:35
    Ofcourse!
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    Ask the 30 year old still earning $9/hr and unable to move out of his parents because of a lack of education.
  • Batman 2012/04/16 05:25:42
    Ofcourse!
    Batman
    but in many instances it is not.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/04/16 02:34:23
    Ofcourse!
    Inquisitve Kat
    Education is priceless!
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/04/16 02:33:40
    Ofcourse!
    nothingbutthetruth
    Yes, because you will make the money to pay for it and still have the benefits after the loan is paid.
  • Soup Man 2012/04/16 02:30:59
    No way...
    Soup Man
    +1
    Well that depends
  • Red_Horse 2012/04/16 02:24:23
  • wolf sloan 2012/04/16 02:11:31
    No way...
    wolf sloan
    +2
    What do you call someone with a degree in sociology? An unemployed sociologist.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/04/16 02:04:36
  • MiaBella POWERSH... 2012/04/16 02:05:37
    MiaBella
    +1
    What degrees did you get?
  • POWERSH... MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:16:55
  • MiaBella POWERSH... 2012/04/16 02:20:09
    MiaBella
    +2
    I feel ya brotha! hahah thats how the music life will be for me. But i feel my determination and passion for it will be enough to support myself and have a nice career inspiring the lives of those i teach. Im not one to be satisfied with medeocrity, somehow i know i will make it work
  • POWERSH... MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:27:20
  • MiaBella POWERSH... 2012/04/16 02:37:06
    MiaBella
    +1
    Hahah :) well thankyou very much. but i must take my turn as a hard headead whole hearted youth in my personal journey to fufill my passion. MOney isnt my aim, it is sharing my passion and inspiring others to do the same
  • POWERSH... MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:39:37
  • MiaBella POWERSH... 2012/04/16 02:50:48
    MiaBella
    +1
    :) exactly. i understand that it doesnt work out sometimes and im prepared to take the leap anyway. I have plenty of time to build an alternative career if this doesnt work! hahah i hope my future husband has money ;)
  • POWERSH... MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:54:03
  • Beat Ma... POWERSH... 2012/04/16 14:28:12
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Tech schools are worse than colleges. Most lie about their job placement statistics, and their fields are highly specialized, which means that if you need to change careers for some reason, your training is useless.

    There are good tech schools out there, but most are garbage. You can get the same training at a community college for less than half the cost and almost pay out pocket.

    Let the buyer beware.
  • POWERSH... Beat Ma... 2012/04/16 21:59:55
  • cate 2012/04/16 02:02:38
    Ofcourse!
    cate
    Absolutely!
  • Vitalani 2012/04/16 01:32:25 (edited)
    Ofcourse!
    Vitalani
    Absolutely.
    Look how much more people with degrees earn on average. Of course it's worth it.
    But I'm not smashing any piggies and I will never have student loans!
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 01:34:09 (edited)
    MiaBella
    +1
    It depends, because a lot of people where i come from go work in the coal mine straight out of high school and earn a very decent wage. and they dont have the debt to pay back.....
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 01:37:37 (edited)
    Vitalani
    Again, look at the averages and statistics. They speak for themselves. Many degree holders do not currently have jobs, sure, but MORE non-degree holders don't. You're more likely to have success with a degree. That's just how it is...

    Sure they earn a decent wage....but whose going to pay for their health problems when they get older? Where's their 401K? Investment options? Health insurance? What about when they are too weak or sick to continue working?
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 01:45:31
    MiaBella
    Good answer :) i advocate both sides. i know college isnt for everyone. Some just use it as a time to party and waste their parents money and mess around
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 01:49:06
    Vitalani
    Yes and then they go on and have successful careers lol.

    These guys at my school created this website calledd fiesta frog, and they pretty much just go around and party every weekend. They just one a $25,000 grant for their innovation.
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 01:51:57
    MiaBella
    well, that shows you how loose our government is
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:04:26
    Vitalani
    The government has nothing to do with it.

    They deserved that grant, they put in a LOT of work for what they have accomplished. Within a few weeks they had thousands of members. And now they are expanding to to ther cities...
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 02:06:54
    MiaBella
    eh. i personally would never fund an organization that advocated college partying. funding waste. hard work or not
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:11:12
    Vitalani
    They've brought in a LOT of revenue to local businesses.
    Not to mention giving people jobs.
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 02:13:00
    MiaBella
    how jobs?
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:14:38
    Vitalani
    Um, that's what new businesses do...they need people to work for them..thus bringing in jobs, paying people to work those jobs, those people spend that money and stimulate the economy....This is how America works.....
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 02:17:34
    MiaBella
    Hahaha i know that, i just thought that this fiesta frog thing was an online thing only concerned with partying. i missed that there was any business in that
  • Vitalani MiaBella 2012/04/16 02:21:03
    Vitalani
    Yes it's online. There are people who have to run websites...Deal with technical aspects, do coding, business relations, policies, lawyers....
  • MiaBella Vitalani 2012/04/16 02:24:31
    MiaBella
    well good for them i suppose.
  • Quazar 2012/04/16 01:10:10
    No way...
    Quazar
    +3
    If you had asked me this question, say about 25 years ago, I would have said "OF COURSE". BUT currently most college degrees are simply a piece of paper that cost anywhere $50k up to $250k. There are probably 4 to 8 highly educated, out-of-work college graduates batteling for the same job. Remember now, only 1 will get selected. The other 3 to 7 will drift along hoping to land the dream job at some point. This is why I say, "no way".
  • MiaBella Quazar 2012/04/16 01:20:51
    MiaBella
    +2
    i actually completely agree with you. however im going to college this fall but not for anything remotely to make me money. ha i believe in following your passion so i am going into Music education
  • Quazar MiaBella 2012/04/16 12:04:32
    Quazar
    I'm glad for you but feel sorry for the people that have to support you while you fulfill your dream.
  • MiaBella Quazar 2012/04/16 17:00:11
    MiaBella
    Haha alright. I guess ill just have to see about that. Im savvy in other areas and can support myself in other ways while im getting my degree. but thank you
  • ray 2012/04/16 01:10:00
    Ofcourse!
    ray
    +2
    Depends
    A BA in Liberal arts is basic training for low pay entry level jobs with a mountain of debt on the graduates back.

    Degrees in Engineering , Chemistry , Accounting , Etc . Can be consider job training .
  • ray ray 2012/04/16 01:14:36
    ray
    +1
    College ROI: What We Found
    http://www.businessweek.com/a...
    Special Report: College Investment: Does It Pay?
    College costs are up, graduate pay is down, and 40 percent of students never get a degree. For many, return on investment is a cruel joke
    http://www.businessweek.com/r...
    Why College Isn't for Everyone
    http://www.businessweek.com/a...

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