Why do so many colleges dupe students into thinking the more college they have the more they will earn?
I use to think this when I first was going to college, but I don't fall for that line anymore. So many colleges try to entice students to sign up with the slogan "you learn more you earn more" which really isn't true in the real world. I know many people with masters degrees who are unemployable or working for a boss who just has a high school education. My cousin almost has his law degree from a well respected school and can not find a job anywhere when he graduates. So basically he will have a law degree and be unemployable. It seems how well you perform in the work place means a lot more then how many diplomas and certifications you can hang on your wall.
Asked By: Sundown - 10/2/2007
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There was an article in our local newspaper this morning that talked about a man who got his doctorate and will start his life with $300,000 in debt. I remember his payments as $1500 per month, $2300 per month -- one being his mortgage and the other being his student loan payment. Can't remember which is which... More
Answered By: Mindbender - 10/2/2007
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Both are important. College graduates earn a lot more than people without college degrees. You can find counterexamples in both directions, but if you take someone with the same basic personal skills and give him a college degree, he will almost certainly make more money... More
Answered By: Thomas M - 10/2/2007
Because generally speaking, it is true. People with bachelors degrees tend to earn more than people without. People with masters degrees tend to earn more than people without. People with professional degrees certainly tend to earn more than people without. Your examples are anecdotal so, while they may be true (I can'... More
Answered By: stiggo629 - 10/2/2007
How you perform in the workplace is, indeed, the first criterion for earning power; however, an education will equip you for that performance and assist you in getting the opportunity to try... More
Answered By: anobium625 - 10/2/2007
Perhaps if you went to college and learned something about logic and statistics you would see the flaw in your argument... More
Answered By: Taranto - 10/2/2007
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