College is a Scam
College is a damn scam!
Excuse my french but I believe so wholeheartedly.
When our respective elders encourage us to attend college, they are coming from a very caring perspective. They want the best for you and want you to live a good life. I respect their advice but going to college in 2011 is much different than when they attended. I love the fact that they care enough about me to say go to college.
While most of our adult counterparts have graduated, found a job, started a family, and paid off their student loan debt. Students must face that harsh reality that college isn’t what it is cracked up to be.
If you are an older adult, please read this with a open mind and try to not pass judgements.
Tuition has risen 232% in the past five years alone. Yet students are getting less and less services. Now something doesn’t add up…. you would think that we would be world class services but that is not the case. I know the economy is bad so that would warrant tuition increases right? No!
Matter a fact, since I’ve been here… we got a new state of the art gym, tvs around campus (that just show us the date, time, and ads), renovation of the campus, new parking structure, and the president of the university got a $100,000 salary increase per year….
These are simply luxury items that offer no true educational value to the student.
To top that off, they plan to increase tuition again next semester (yes, 3 months from now). Something is seriously wrong yet no one wants to address it!
What’s interesting is that due to the old advice of “get good grades and go to college to have success,” has increased the number of people with college degrees. Everyone and their grandma has a college degree so it doesn’t have the value it had many years ago.
There are people who are working at Starbucks, serving you coffee, who have a degree. Do you really need to get into $xx,xxx debt to serve coffee?
But wait Chanel, kids can get hired by a big company if they have their degree? Yes, this is true but when they are hired they are bottom feed making forty grand per year. How in the hell are they going to pay off the massive amounts of debt they incurred in college?
I’ve seen this happen with so many of my friends who have graduated recently. They are in piles of debt for a piece of paper that is suppose to provide you success in life and most important money.
Jobs are scarce right now, people with PHDs are looking for crappy jobs along side of the masses of MBAs, BAs, and high school graduates.
While the elders have their best intentions for us, it is not the same reality that they faced when attending college. We are creating a generation of indentured servants who will have a lower net worth than their parents. The old system has broken and can no longer work.
Stop and think is college really worth the high price tag?