Is There A Better Choice Than College?

I realize that the purpose of this blog is to discuss all thing related to college and college admissions. However, I’ve been hearing a lot of discussion lately about the extremely high cost of college and the related miseries of student loan debt. Accordingly, people have asked me if, indeed, the overwhelming majority of high school seniors should go to college. That’s an issue that deserves serious consideration.

I did some research about this and found a ton of articles that speak to the topic of, generally, “Should everyone go to college?” One particularly pertinent article comes from Slate, entitled “Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material.” If you have a chance to read it, I think you’ll begin to see some of the points of the crowd that thinks that there are viable alternatives to a four-year degree.

I posted a thread on the College Confidential discussion forum about a similar article some time ago and it generated a lot of feedback, some of which may be of interest to you, especially if you’re a parent wondering about this question for your child, or if you’re a high school junior wondering about where your path may lead after you graduate.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
Connect with your future classmates
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions