20 Reasons Why You Should Drop Out of College
Reason 1: The Great College Hoax by Kathy Kristof, Forbes magazine.
“Offsetting that million-dollar income discrepancy is the $46,700 four-year cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board at a public school and $99,900 at a private one--even after financial aid, scholarships and grants. Add all this to the equation and college grads don't pull even with high school grads in lifetime income until age 33 on average, the College Board says. Even that doesn't include the $125,000 in pay students forgo over four years.”
Reason 2: College graduates don't necessarily make more than high school graduates, especially when factoring in the cost of college.
Reason 3: Why not invest what it costs you to go to college into a retirement savings account. By the time you retire, you'll have earned far more than any college graduate.
Reason 4: Colleges no longer teach many useful skills. You'd be better offer learning software programming skills at a tech school or on-the-job training program.
Reason 5: This College Dropouts Hall of Fame includes many successful, rich, and talented people who either never attended college at all or who never graduated.
Reason 6: The cost of graduating from college is now well over $100,000. Couldn't you spend that money in better ways.
Reason 7: Take the four years that you would have spent going to college and spend one year traveling the world — the best education any money could buy. Spend the next three years working a variety of internships, even for low pay, to earn experience and get the kind of working knowledge college can never provide.
Reason 8: If you're a conservative or libertarian, you'll avoid 4 years of indoctrination in the socialist viewpoint of most college professors. If you're one of the 99%, why expose yourself with the thinking of the 1% hoity-toity elite?
Reason 9: It's generally a waste of time, more of a reason to party than a tool for great learning.
Reason 10: College education is way over-priced. You could learn far more by paying a good tutor to teach you what you need to know to be successful in business and in life.
Reason 11: Colleges don't really teach you success principles. They teach you facts. They don't teach you how to think.
Reason 12: Tests. Tests that don't measure real knowledge.
Reason 13: Research papers that have no connection to real life.
Reason 14: Incompetent tenured professors.
Reason 15: Professors that rely on teaching assistants to teach their courses and grade papers, so you're being taught by people who don't really know much more than you do.
Reason 16: Expensive textbooks. Over-priced, biased, and often inaccurate.
Reason 17: Frats and sororities, especially if you don't like elitists. And you really hate hazing.
Reason 18: College sports. Too many colleges spend more money on the jocks than they do on the professors. That's a twisted set of values.
Reason 19: Sexual pressure - Nothing like putting 20,000 horny people together to get the wrong kind of sexual pressure. Rape on college campuses is epidemic. Date rape is almost a given.
Reason 20: Do you really need another reason?
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