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"Do you think a college degree is worth pursuing?"

What would you recommend to someone who is debating about getting a college education?

Yes, a college education is very important (91.1%)

No, a college education is too expensive (8.9%)

  • lauralee By lauralee
    on Sep 12, 2011  

    For the friendships, broadening one's horizons, and developing sound critical thinking, nothing can beat it but I understand concerns about the costs.

  • basilandcatnip By basilandcatnip
    on Sep 12, 2011  

    Education is continuous through out your career if you want to stay on top. And even later on to keep an active healthy mind. (I know that some colleges waive tuition expenses up to 6 hours per semester/yr for residents age 65 and older.)

  • AnnSheSpeaks By AnnSheSpeaks
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    It depends on what you want to pursue. If you want to be a chef or a photographer, or something else that is very creative - even construction or cosmetologist college isn't necessary, in my opinion. I believe that for liberal arts degrees college is more about learning to live like an adult - testing your values and learning what's important to you but the cost of college is outrageous for those life lessons!

  • girl17 By girl17
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    college was the most amazing experience of my life. Not only did it prepare me for my career it helped me learn who I am as a person. I would encourage everyone to go to college!!

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    My daughter just graduated and is only earning $11 per hour at a professional job. Not so sure that the huge expense of tuition is worth that! That being said, I think she had great opportunities at college and enjoyed getting her degree.

  • BMDsMommy By BMDsMommy
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    College is also an experience, not just a stepping stone to a career. Grant it, having a college degree does not get you a high paying job right away like it used to, which is sad, but I feel like every time I applied for a job, you had to have a degree, no matter what that degree is!

  • Weidknecht By Weidknecht
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    Worth every penny!

  • didama By didama
    on Sep 13, 2011  

    Of course! Worth every penny!

  • idevasir By idevasir
    on Sep 14, 2011  

    In this day & age, you will make more money with a college degree. Of course, because we are in a recession, now is not a good time to get a job but when things pick up, it will be worth having that degree.