Yes, college graduates are saddled with debt that may well extend into retirement because many jobs don’t pay graduates enough to eliminate education debt. We all get that. What I find so sad is that so many people equate a college degree solely with earning potential.
A formal university education used to be prized for far more than a paycheck, and it still should be. The Information Age now allows the average citizen virtually limitless access to knowledge that once was only available to the formally educated. A person with time, ambition, and research/technical skills can become an autodidact, a self-taught professional. It’s a tall order, but there are those who succeed at it. So what do we need colleges and universities for? That’s a question I have decided I want to answer. I see great value in a formal education, and I believe a college degree is still worth attaining. My reasons are many, and I’ve decided I’m going to give some thought and writing time to this topic in the next month. Check back for more.