College is NOT worth the cost for everyone

Jack Pleva, Opinion Editor

Many people go to college, but have no idea what they want to do in life. So then why go to college at all? If people are going to college, then they should know what profession they want to do, otherwise it’s just a waste of money.

According to, 51% of 2014 college graduates “are in jobs that don’t require a degree. This includes 45 percent of four-year-degree graduates and 57 percent of associate degree graduates.”

Many people go to college just to obtain a degree in gen eds, but then spend years of their life trying to pay off their students loans.

I understand that many jobs require some form of a college degree, but it’s not worth it if you’re only being paid minimum wage and are still paying off loans. People should just go to college for an associate’s degree in gen eds if they’re unsure of what they want to do in life. Then if they find a profession they want to pursue, they could go back to college, or go to a trade school to get certified in a profession so that it won’t cost as much money as college.

The bottom line is if people don’t know what they want to do in life, don’t go to college.