Second Guessing Your College Decision? You’re Not Alone..
Have you ever second guess your college choice, thinking it may not have been the smartest decision you made in life? Maybe that skyrocketing debt has you confused on whether college was the wisest decision. For a lot of recent college grads this nagging question is always in the back of their minds. The Associated Press came out with some sobering numbers the other day that 53% of recent grads are unemployed or jobless. After all the times your parents told you that getting a degree was your guarantee to a great job and happy life after graduation, the numbers are coming back with a much different story.
Before reading into this depressing statistic, don’t necessarily doubt your choice of getting an education, as 47% of recent grads that have good jobs in line with what they studied.
What this means is that you have to look at what makes you hireable once you have a degree. Employers will look more favorably upon graduates from schools they recognize, so either get into a well-known school or apply for a job near where you graduated from. If you’re still choosing between what school to attend, here is a list of 20 colleges not worth their tuition.
How they calculated the return on investment was determined by how much you would likely make if you only went to highschool, versus how much you could expect to make with a four-year degree from one of these schools. The results are pretty staggering. Fortunately Wright State University or any other schools in Dayton, Ohio aren’t on the list!
One thing to keep in mind is that many of the lowest schools may be graduating majors that aren’t necessarily in it for the money to begin with. For example Cedarville University is a Christian liberal arts college that graduates a lot of Youth Ministry majors, inner-city school teachers and social work majors. Therefore, keep this in mind when reading statistics like the one mentioned above and evaluating your college choice.
If you already go to one of these schools, help fight these astronomical education costs by buying and selling your used textbooks on Postify!