DoingHomework wrote:I gotta say it...
While the bundled numbers clearly support the point that college is extremely conducive to employment, let's also note that, while statistics are harder to come by, I have no doubt that a large fraction of the baggage handlers and taxi drivers with degrees actually have degrees in art, art history, philosophy, and so forth. Those are perfectly worthwhile degrees for self fulfillment but the job prospects are not so hot. And then there are the degrees from diploma mills.
Again, in my view a degree does not guarantee anything. It still takes hard work and sacrifice to get anywhere. But you are still far better off with a degree in a well respected field from a well respected, accredited institution than you are without one.
This is the crux of the matter. I wonder if there are statistics out there for people with "employable" degrees, as opposed to art history, philosophy, and the like.
I sure don't know any of my fellow engineering graduates who think college wasn't worth it.