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I went to a small;; Jr. college at home for 2yrs. Then transferred to one of the local city state colleges and finished up. Total cost of education? about 15 to 20 grand. And Now I'm makin about 285 grand a yr!! Its not the college..its..YOU!!!!
If you want it, you got to go get it. Nothing is being given away free these days butt...Prison time!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forcing trade school or a university education on someone does not help anyone. After they get through the schooling, they will naturally gravitate toward what they truly enjoy. However, years of society trying to force them into something will turn out to be a waste of time.
The problem with a College Diploma is it does not include 'Wisdom'.. Suggest many of the nation's problems are related to the high ratings given to the Inbred Ivy League.
They left off three of the top, which are less expensive than any of these but give a much higher level education ... Maybe Annapolis, Colorado Springs and West Point should be listed as it costs nothing to go there and you get paid for learning. Yes, you have to be among the top of the crop and you have to be willing to serve your country for one hitch, but there are no finer schools in the world than those three when it comes to quality education.
But I also agree that sometimes a college education is overrated as well as over priced. We need skilled workers as noted, but you can do college level jobs for college level pay with a high school education if you apply yourself as hard as you would going to school. We just need to get off the mindset that it is because of who I am that I am where I am. For it is because of who I was that I got were I did and anyone else can as well. Apply yourself 110% and do what others can't or won't do and you will succeed more than you would ever dream.
my son is a freshmen at university of Indianapolis (private school). It is rather expensive and I discussed with him other options before enrolling with school. His statement to me was this: Dad if I go to a larger school like Indiana University where the class room size will be like 600 or so. I would rather have like 20 per class.
So, with this statement he is implying that he knows his weakness and strengths. He would probably slip through the cracks and not get attention needed do to size and nature of larger schools.
It is a little more pricey to take approach that we are with him, but 1st semester down all a's and b's....who can argue with that. We are just doing what we need to do to make sure he is on the percentage side of the ones who actually graduates.
remember there's a disclaimer that's been placed somewhere inside every college and university prospectus since the mid 1980's:
"degrees awarded (from the school) represent only the successful completion of all required coursework, and in no way imply or ensure future employment or acceptance into a graduate or professional program."
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