"College Is For Suckers
The First College Guide You Should Read
Are you stressing over which college to attend, or wondering if college is the right choice for you at all? Are you an un-declared major who asks yourself what you are doing in college in the first place? Are you considering going back for a Masters degree because you don’t like your job(s)?
Or are you afraid you may be ridiculed if you were to even question if college is the right choice for you at all?
Despite the constant hubbub stressing the need for an “educated workforce,” I believe that college is over-sold. There is a glut of college graduates in the labor market. And many of them will end up working in jobs that don't require a college degree. The surplus of graduates with Bachelor Degrees is so huge that enrollment is post-graduate schools is at an all-time high. American universities produce 25 percent more doctorates than the market can use.
Higher education is a six billion dollar-a-year industry. The average cost of college has increased at more than double the rate of inflation. Despite the bloated costs and questionable overall quality of a four-year college education, Americans are still convinced that it's the only way to come out on top. Unfortunately, what many graduates gain from a four-year degree is: a cap, a polyester gown, maybe a hangover, and about $25,000 of student loan debt.
Today, despite the imbalance of the supply and demand for a college-educated workforce, there is still a stigma placed on people who do not choose a four-year college education. Once considered optional, today it's expected of anyone who dares to call themselves “educated.” But until now, no one has really questioned the actual value or relevance of a college degree in today's job market. Many have never bothered to fully explore college alternatives such as apprenticeships, trade schools, or job certifications.
College Is For Suckers –The First College Guide You Should Read is a frank and to-the-point “buyer beware” for anyone considering a college “vacation.” This book offers insightful information that could save you thousands of dollars! While exposing the “hype” associated with a traditional college education, this book provides you with valuable options for higher education in your pursuit of a successful future.
Even if you are dead set on going to college, you can’t afford to be without this book! Be aware of what you, as a college consumer, can realistically expect from a traditional four-year college. Don’t be a sucker!
College Is For Suckers –The First College Guide You Should Read…
• Shatters myths about the need for a traditional liberal arts education.
• Compares the “hype” with the actual value of a four-year degree in today's market.
• Peels away the extra fluff associated with the “college experience” and shows how you can be a ""well-rounded"" party animal on your own while attending trade schools, vo-tech programs or apprenticeships that actually prepare you for a career.
• Provides thought-provoking points to help you decide if college is necessary for you, or at least necessary for you now.
• Explains how college has actually ""dumbed-down"" due to grade inflation, ridiculous requirements, and outdated curricula.
• Offers creative alternatives for achieving a marketable education.
• Lists valuable resources for obtaining knowledge, credentials and experience (other than a four-year college) and shares the secrets of successful professionals who never graduated from college.
• Explains the dangers of student loans and how college is not always a good ""investment."""
About April Norhanian
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Published February 10, 2009
Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.