7 UNFORGIVABLE PROBLEMS WITH COLLEGE
75% of ALL JOBS in the United States need absolutely NO CREDENTIALS for you to gain employment.
N0 credentials! No college, no university, no certification, and no license!
So what about the remaining 25% of jobs that need a license? Well it’s simple, you have to pass a government mandated test.
Colleges and universities can’t even issue the licenses!
Even so, nearly 70% of High School grads go straight to college.
It is true, knowledge and ability are incredibly important. There is no disputing that fact and we don’t want to. The classic saying “knowledge is power” is just as true now as it ever has been.
The real question to ask is: Does it matter where your knowledge come from?
Well plenty of billionaires have dropped out of college.
Take Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg for example.
In the list of the top 100 richest people in the world at least 1/3 of them never finished college.
So now the answer seems pretty clear.
What you know matters. Where you learn it doesn’t.
Receiving an education from a college is great for some people. They enjoy the lectures, the reading, the endless classes, and paying a lot of money.
But for many others it is a terrible experience. They are bored, they don't’ understand, it’s time consuming and it’s expensive.
Even so, you are always told that you have to have a degree to get a good job, make a good living, or do anything important.
#1 It takes longer to get into your career
On average it takes someone five to six years to get a bachelor's degree. And they will pay $60,000 to $80,000 for tuition and school expenses alone.
Yet 2/3 of all graduates aren't even working in the field that graduated in.
They have to wait in the career field and build up experience before they have the opportunity.
They are even waiting behind people who don't have a degree.
It seems that there are people making a ridiculous amount of money from the pockets of the poor and young.
What kind of recent high school graduate has $80,000 for tuition? What kind of single parent has an extra $60,000 thousand for tuition?
And what “good” organization would charge that kind of money and demand that kind of time?
#2 False Promises
If college is so effective helping people get jobs and make more money, why don’t they give you any sort of guarantee?
Do people get their money back if they can’t get a job with their degree? Or if they are poorly paid?
Sorry, no refund for you.
They can't deliver on their promises.
All the best products and services that I've ever come across have a guarantee! Especially the most expensive ones!
Here are a few examples:
You buy any new car and you can take it back in 7 Days.
Assuming you don’t return it, you still have a 5 year warranty! They will fix any problem that comes up completely free!
If you buy a laptop or smartphone and you have a 90-day warranty. And if you want you can extend that warranty to a couple of years.
Heck if I'm not satisfied with that burrito Taco Bell will even give me my money back.
What does a college say?
Sorry, that's not our problem.
If you’re lucky they will tell you: Come back and get another degree so that you can beat the competition!
Oh yes, and give us $80,000 more.
#3 You are taught outdated information
I had a friend that went to school for marketing. He graduated with his bachelor's degree.
Then he went out to get a job.
He had to start at low wage in an entry level position because he wasn't taught how to do the work.
What about all the time he spent in college?
He said he didn't really learn anything useful in college. It wasn't applicable at work even though he was working in the field of his degree.
He got the piece of paper, the degree, because it might be easier to get job interviews.
Part of the problem is that it can take years for a college to establish or redo a program.
Does the entire world stop and wait for the school to finish so that none of its information is old and useless?
Only in their dreams.
#4 College doesn't really teach you how to learn.
A primary reason people say you need to go to college is because it will teach you how to learn.
But if that is the goal then why don’t they simply offer one course. Learning how to learn.
One class, one small payment, that is it. It makes perfect sense.
Instead they ask for tens of thousands of dollars and a few years of your life.
Someone is either lying to you or is the worst system ever developed.
They actually make it more difficult for you to learn how to learn while you are attending.
You don't have to ask questions or solve problems. They just give you cookie cutter instructions on where to go, what to study, when to study it, and when to take the test.
Does the real world have an instruction manual like that? You just type your question and you are given direct, clear directions of when, where, and how?
Not a chance. College isn't teaching you how to learn, it is teaching you to do what you are told without asking questions.
#5 Tuition used to be dirt cheap.
How much more effective is college now compared to 50 years ago?
Well it's less affordable than it has ever been. It does not guarantee you a job. And graduates are making less than they ever have.
That's hopeful! (can you feel the sarcasm?)
Talk to parents or grandparents who have been through college. They will tell you that they got a good job once they graduated.
They will also tell you that they could easily pay for their school and living expenses. They didn't need any scholarships, grants, or loans.
They worked a summer job, or a part time job during the semester.
It was completely normal and possible.
Is that the case now?
School tuition might cost $10,000 to $20,000 thousand per year. That doesn't include housing and living expenses.
But even with a well-paying job, you would be lucky to save $8,000 in a summer.
#6 You don't actually learn how to network
Another reason you're told and that college is useful is because you can build up a good network.
A good network is important in getting a job and in future career choices.
It’s a good selling point. Except...
How likely are you to find a job when networking with other young, jobless, students?
It’s the blind leading the blind.
What about the professors?
Yes, let's network with professors who have never had a job in the field! Or who retired 20 years ago!
There are few people that are actually worth connecting with. But for the ones that are, well, you don't need to be a student to make a friend.
What is the worst part about it all? The college doesn't even teach you the skills to build a up a good network.
#7 Lots of professors don't want to teach
Here is a little known fact. Many professors are awful teachers.
They've become tenured, their job is guaranteed, they get old, or they simply stop caring.
In fact they aren't even required to know how to teach, they just have to hold some fancy doctorate degrees.
Other professors at a university just have other goals in mind.
They want to do research and the college pays them for it.
But there is a requirement for them have access to the tools and resources to do their research.
They must teach some classes.
They don't want to teach. They don't like teaching. And they are not good at it.
But the university makes them your professor anyway.
Education is valuable. It is a must for your career progress. College may have been helpful for a career in the past. But it grows less and less so every single year.
It has become inefficient and expensive. They tell you many lies, and there are no guarantees when you're looking for a degree.
But alternative options for starting a career are growing.
Now you can get the training and knowledge necessary for free. You can even get paid to learn if you know where to look.