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(TaxProf)   College enrollment plummets by 727,000. In related news, beer sales are down 186,000,000 barrels   (taxprof.typepad.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
2 votes:
College is a racket nowadays; why would anyone in their right mind want to take on a mortgage's worth of debt so they can be forced to attend critical race theory classes and get nickel and dimed by endless bullshiat fees and mandatory meal plans with crappy food?  Millennials were blindsided by it but now younger people are getting wise to the scam.  The whole college system in this country is an evil corrupt mess needs to be gutted and rebuilt from the ground up.
 
4 days ago  
2 votes:

GodComplex: Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.

I think it's more that they're realizing you can't offer 10% above min wage for a degree and expect anyone to stay more than a few months.


I understand that completely. The thing about me is, I'd like to think I'm a loyal guy. I don't want to take a job for $35/hr then get a job offer for $75/hr a week later and just say, "Deuces, assholes!"
 
4 days ago  
2 votes:
They all tried online college in the fall and burned out.

I'll bet colleges that offer vaccinated in-person classes are gonna be overflowing this fall. They just want to go to school, get drunk, get laid, not worry about COVID.
 
4 days ago  
2 votes:

Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.


There are plenty of jobs now. Across almost all industries here in Texas are hiring. We are actively looking for 4 different positions in a company of 65.
 
4 days ago  
2 votes:
A.) You missed enrollment due to COVID-19 after graduating in 2020.  Either you or your parents were too afraid to send you, your chosen school closed down, or you just decided to "wait a year".

B.) You flunked out of online enrollment.  Maybe it was League of Legends on the other monitor, Facebook on your phone, or taking care of your younger siblings because they weren't in school and you were stuck at home.  Either way, now you're a dropout.

C.) Your family's income collapsed entirely and the student loan people don't want to hear that you can't afford your intended family contribution anymore.

D.) As above, but your family needed you to pick up one or more jobs to keep the mortgage paid, so no college for you.

E.) Maybe it has nothing to do with the pandemic.  Enrollment was due to drop demographically, IIRC.  Certainly people are starting to think twice about taking on debt equivalent to a 40 year mortgage before even looking at a house...

Everybody's poorer now except people who were already ludicrously wealthy beyond dreams of avarice before all of this happened, so funny how already-unaffordable college suddenly got even more unaffordable for lots of families.  And one messed-up class year is just about all it takes to push a lot of low-endowment schools into bankruptcy...
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

rewind2846: OgreMagi: If you choose to instead get a useless degree in college (art history is pretty damn useless), you can expect to get paid less than an apprentice plumber when you graduate, plus have the student loan debt riding your back for the next couple of decades.

I have TWO (that's 1+1) art degrees... an AS and a BA in applied Art (Graphic Design). When i stepped into class I was earning about $45K a year. My first job after graduation started @ $57K a year. 9 years later (Class of 2012) I'm just shy of $89K/year. Indoors, my own office, AC (which REALLY helped with the 105 degree temps today!), the works. And the degrees are from a state college and CC, so... no debt in that state (CA). Pell grants. Scholarships. YMMV.

Useless? No degree is "useless". It's all about what you do with it. Any degree is useless if the person holding it does not apply themselves or didn't bother to learn anything while getting it. That's why you go, not for job training. And there are ways of going to school with little or no debt that don't involve joining the military.


An art degree is not an art history degree.  There's a hell of a lot of good paying jobs for someone with a degree in graphics art.  A degree in art history is good for a job in a museum, and there aren't a lot of those and they don't pay very much.  That means you will go for any job demanding a generic degree (but doesn't really need one).  That would be a general office drone.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

Bruscar: thealgorerhythm: They all tried online college in the fall and burned out.

I'll bet colleges that offer vaccinated in-person classes are gonna be overflowing this fall. They just want to go to school, get drunk, get laid, not worry about COVID.

How old are you? You sound like my father and he is in his 70's. Do you really think Girls Gone Wild is an accurate depiction of college?

I didn't date at all for the last two years that I was in college. I went to class, worked, studied, slept, and got up to do it again in the morning.

Yet, thanks to the pandemic, my Zoomer kids had an even worse experience in college. Last year, they had on-line labs that consisted of watching videos. Every organic chemistry tutor in the state understandably gave up in-person tutoring. Most of their professors steadfastly refused to believe that any college student might hold a job or enroll in another class. Operating under the assumption that students had "nothing else to do," they piled on additional assignments.


I listed the things they want to do in the order they go to college to achieve. However, I have heard that sometimes 18-24 year olds do have biological urges.

That's what my great great grandchildren tell me. I'm 140 years old and haven't had sex this century
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

outtatowner: thealgorerhythm: Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.

College degrees aren't necessary for jobs, just jobs* that you want.

* yeah you could apprentice too or get skills somewhere else, but if you're trying to land a quality job on the strength of a HS diploma or GED then LOL

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Entertainment industry person is always a job, so is a FansOnly freelancing in this day and age. I hear influencers make money too.

Then again, the real jobs require real skills only attained by study and sacrifice. That's not right, is it?


You think sex workers aren't skilled and practiced, and haven't made sacrifices?

You think you could handle it?
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

rewind2846: thealgorerhythm: Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.

College degrees aren't necessary for jobs, just jobs* that you want.

* yeah you could apprentice too or get skills somewhere else, but if you're trying to land a quality job on the strength of a HS diploma or GED then LOL

THIS. People go to college or tech school to do what they want to do, not just what they have to do. A job that's only what you have to do is a waste of talent, of potential, and of the one and only life you have. Higher education gives you more than just the knowledge you decide to keep... it gives you options. Options are good.


Not always and it can be argued that core curriculum is an enormous waste of resources and time. If we think about higher education as career training, it fails dismally in almost all areas of applied knowledge and does not teach fairly fundamental principles in most all fields.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

Ragin' Asian: I get by on freelance gigs.


Take California off your list.  Freelance work was effectively outlawed with the passage of AB5.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

Unknown Subject: College is a racket nowadays; why would anyone in their right mind want to take on a mortgage's worth of debt so they can be forced to attend critical race theory classes....


stop paying attention right there.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

thealgorerhythm: yeah you could apprentice too or get skills somewhere else, but if you're trying to land a quality job on the strength of a HS diploma or GED then LOL


In California, a plumber's apprentice starts at $35k or more (in some areas it can be $50k). You need a high school diploma or GED and be physically able to do the work.  An apprenticeship takes about 5 years, so roughly equivalent to going to college for a master's degree, except most people don't get paid to go to college.  At the end of the apprenticeship you aren't saddled with a pile of student loan debt.  Plus, your job is never going to be outsourced to China.

If you choose to instead get a useless degree in college (art history is pretty damn useless), you can expect to get paid less than an apprentice plumber when you graduate, plus have the student loan debt riding your back for the next couple of decades.

High schools need to stop pushing the lie that you are a failure if you don't go to college.  Not everyone is cut out for college and some people would be happier working in the trades instead of being an office drone.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

thealgorerhythm: Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.

College degrees aren't necessary for jobs, just jobs* that you want.

* yeah you could apprentice too or get skills somewhere else, but if you're trying to land a quality job on the strength of a HS diploma or GED then LOL


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Entertainment industry person is always a job, so is a FansOnly freelancing in this day and age. I hear influencers make money too.

Then again, the real jobs require real skills only attained by study and sacrifice. That's not right, is it?
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:

Ragin' Asian: One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.


College degrees aren't necessary for jobs, just jobs* that you want.

* yeah you could apprentice too or get skills somewhere else, but if you're trying to land a quality job on the strength of a HS diploma or GED then LOL
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:
One of the good things about the pandemic is people are realizing college degrees aren't necessary for jobs. One of the lousy things is there aren't any jobs. I could get a job as a check out guy at the supermarket down the street. I did that as a teenager. I have no desire to do that at 42 with skills I have to offer.
 
4 days ago  
1 vote:
Now if they'd just lower the cost of the goin to College but nope.....they also raised the cost of Beer too. Bastardz.          
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Yupperz, it wasn't OVER either Boyz.....!!!!!!
 
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