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    Cool Two-Thirds Of College Grads Regret Their Diploma, Costs And Major

    And Iím sure they wince every time they get a bill for what they owe in loans.
    Not surprisingly perhaps, the new survey found the top regret was incurring immense debts for that higher education, a debt whose payments run on for many years, causing postponed marriages and families. An estimated 70 percent of college graduates this year finished school with loans to repay averaging $33,000.
    The second largest graduate regret was their choice of college majors. Sen. Marco Rubio has noted in speeches that the occupational demand for Greek philosophers has not been good for about 2,000 years.
    Most satisfied were majors in math, science, tech and especially engineering. More than a third of computer science grads and four-in-ten engineering grads had no regrets about their area choice of studies.
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    A purposeful crisis the only solution to will be a mass demand they all have thier loans forgiven, and a democratic party promising it in the election, they haven't trotted it out yet, but student loan forgivness will be on the 2020 platform same as free health care for illegals.

    Federalized student loans need done away with completely, and people can either pay to go, or not go because they can't pay.

    If that means nights washing dishes to put yourself through college and doing your best for good grades in high school to qualify for grants just like your great grandpappy did, then that's just the way it's gonna have to be down the road, colleges need forcibly removed from the government trough.

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    One of the reasons college tuition is so high is the same reason health care is so high: government intrusion into the market place. Colleges, like the medical providers, know that they can charge whatever they want because the government will provide the funds to pay for it. I paid for my college education by first bagging groceries at Winn Dixie and then by qualifying for the GI bill (I also sold shirt "seconds" (shirts that had flaws and couldn't be sold through normal channels) to fellow college students until the College Park MD city government said I couldn't do that because I was not zoned for business nor did I have a license, apparently one of the local haberdasheries ratted me out)
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    This is what happens when people listen to prog's who say everyone needs a college diploma. Useless, utterly useless. And for that privilege, they are indebted with enormous debt which they will likely never be able to repay.

    Since high schools don't teach a damned thing, that means college students struggle to pass even the most dumbed down classes. In fact, what is being taught in colleges today was likely the same level of education an 8th grader received 50 years ago.

    No worry, all us taxpayers will be paying their debt real soon, when the Federal Government forgives all student loan debt.
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    Sadly, there aren't that many well-paying jobs for Transgender Studies, Illegal Law, or Evil American History......

    But, most college students got what they went to school for: Lots of sex, drugs, booze and, a really good time......
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    There are people with college majors that make us scratch our heads.........why in the world would anyone go into debt for a degree in medieval costume design? Yet, some choose majors like that and expect to get well-paying jobs for it........because.......it's a college degree.

    That may have happened once upon a time, but it's not happening now.




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    go west, young man, learn yourself a trade and get a leg up on a real paying job.

    be making money instead of accumulating a pile of debt just so you can go on spring break, ogle budding feminists, and get a head stuffed full of anti-american bullshit.
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    I find this all very interesting. I graduated with an MBA in Accounting. I had ten years to pay off my loans, but did it in just over 5.

    I know that without this degree, I would never have had the job opportunities that I did, nor would I have gotten the salary I have today.

    I think it is all up to the individual to ensure that they have a degree that is useful and applicable.

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    I got my degree to spite the university.

    Seriously.

    They didn't want to give it to me.

    And by the end of it, I didn't really want it either, except they were such assholes about the whole thing that I decided to shove it up their glaring orifices -

    So now they have to list my name in every publication. Ha ha. I win.

    I got my degree in tertiary basketweaving - or it might as well have been that, because what it actually was didn't exist at the time.

    It was one of those roll-your-own major things oh, so I just told people it was an engineering degree and no one was the wiser.

    This way I got plenty of high-paying engineering jobs. Because my chosen field didn't exist at the time, there were no jobs there.

    My 35-year career has been in a completely different field from my degree, although once in a while there were elements of crossover.

    So now I'm retired and I'm in the music business, which makes my degree even more worthless than it was before.

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    Nowadays, they would call your major a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Cannabis.

    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    I got my degree to spite the university.

    Seriously.

    They didn't want to give it to me.

    And by the end of it, I didn't really want it either, except they were such assholes about the whole thing that I decided to shove it up their glaring orifices -

    So now they have to list my name in every publication. Ha ha. I win.

    I got my degree in tertiary basketweaving - or it might as well have been that, because what it actually was didn't exist at the time.

    It was one of those roll-your-own major things oh, so I just told people it was an engineering degree and no one was the wiser.

    This way I got plenty of high-paying engineering jobs. Because my chosen field didn't exist at the time, there were no jobs there.

    My 35-year career has been in a completely different field from my degree, although once in a while there were elements of crossover.

    So now I'm retired and I'm in the music business, which makes my degree even more worthless than it was before.
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