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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:07 PM

Thankfully, the admissions kerfuffle has exposed the underbelly of so called higher education. Most

college degrees are worthless. If you house the smartest HS grads in a dude ranch until they mature, the dude ranch will still have the most talented people around. Why do grads from these schools exceed? Because they were the most likely to succeed when they left HS.

Worse, the colleges are redirecting these people into courses like Gender Studies. Soon, or even now, talented plumbers are way more beneficial to society than Gender Studies experts.

We need employers to favor junior college grads taught the basics. THEN they can be trained to perform meaningful jobs and long term employment relationships may return.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:22 PM

1. What I have found university degrees helpful for

Is as an entry ticket to higher income levels.
These are the 2018 colleges whose Bachelor’s degree grads had the highest starting salaries in their first job.
Highest Paying Bachelor’s Degrees
1) Harvey Mudd College of the Claremont Colleges of California: $157,400
2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $150,400
3) United States Naval Academy: $149,800: Maryland
4) Stanford University: $143,100: California
5) California Institute of Technology: $143,100: California
https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report
There are hundreds of professions and occupations that you can’t even enter without a college degree, or two or three.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:33 PM

2. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Median Usual Weekly Earnings
Less than a high school diploma: $520
High School Diploma: $712
Some college, no degree: $774
Two year college Associate’s Degree: $836
4 year college Bachelor’s Degree: $1,173
Master’s Degree: $1,401
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.): $1,743
Professional Degree (MD, JD, DDS, etc): $1,836
https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/data-on-display/education-pays.htm


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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. Yup, a 'degree' is a bad euphemism for learning. What got those students in those universities was

their high SATs. Hopefully, they still held that edge after 4 years of brainwashing with social justice truisms(sic).

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