This spring, roughly 2 million students will graduate from college and head off into the world with the hopeful anticipation of securing employment that will steer them into a fruitful career. Most will expect stable jobs; many will dream of making it big in their fields. But as the job market flounders, college tuition costs soar and — to many — university curriculum seems more like social engineering than real help acquiring a necessary skill set, getting that four-year university degree might not be the worthwhile investment it once was.
Put bluntly: College just might not be for everyone.
Over time, parents of young people have been told a four-year degree is a prerequisite to succeed in a competitive global economy. They are promised ample student aid and a good-paying job upon graduation. But in today's economy, more and more 20-somethings can't find work in their field and are struggling to pay back student loans.
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