Kids Ship College… Not Worth the Money

Anything but college to try to get a job.

College no longer guarantees success or even a good enough job to pay back student loans. Thanks, but no thanks, some high school grads are starting to say to higher ed. Instead, some are starting their own businesses, working for free at companies to get experience, and flying out to conferences to network.

This comes at a time when unemployment for recent bachelor’s recipients was still up to 12.6% as late as 2011, the most recent year available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a far cry from 2007’s rate of 7.7%. If post-grad unemployment doesn’t get much better, this trend could shake the foundations of America‘s 7,000-plus colleges and universities, which currently take in over $147 billion each year in tuition and fees, according to the Department of Education.

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