Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Degree Inflation

Say what you will about it, but the college degree is not worth what it used to be. I remember being told as a little kid that graduating from high school meant much less than it used to and how college was important. This is very true, in fact, 10 of the US presidents did not graduate from college. This was back when high school was considered a luxury. Today, a high school education means nothing if not coupled with higher education. In many cases, an associates is meaningless, and in some cases a bachelors wont get you very far. On example of this is psychology. In psychology, having only a bachelors can leave you very restricted in what you can do. I know someone who majored in psych and never went to grad school. Three years after he graduated from college, he is still working at Papa Johns.

Are you planing on going to Grad school? why or why not? what is your major?

23 comments:

  1. following out of pure interest.

    it'd be interesting to see the difference in higher education in the UK and the US.

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  2. I would be interested as well.

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  3. I'm planing it because it's just important +followed

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  4. I am not planning on grad school. I'm a Justice Studies major, looking to get hired by a state police to start, then move to Federal work when the financial situation gets better.

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  5. A degree isn't worth much if you don't go to grad school as well.

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  6. I also know someone with a bachelor's in psychology not doing anything...

    I'm a music major, so it's a little different. It's not about getting a degree ASAP so you can start working right away. You are there because you have to. I'm going for a doctorate's, whatever it takes.

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  7. My major is Drama/Drama Education. I graduate this semester and get my AA. Afterwards I am still thinking whether it is worth getting the BFA at a University.

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  8. Unless you're going to open up your own studio or already have a job lined up I would suggest getting the bfa.

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  9. its worth it if you dont do a retard degree

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  10. yes yes i am grad school is where its at

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  11. We don't have Grad school here in europe :)

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  12. been to grad school already... some interesting things you can learn, but right now it's more about getting that extra line on your resume. :|

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  13. Grad school, I wish I could go haha!

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  14. 10 of our presidents?
    hm.. what about the first few who didnt have time for college? I dont think George Washington went to college cuz of the revolution and such.. just trying to say that the statistic isnt as big as you think

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  15. I'm hoping to get a PhD in Pure Mathematics.

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  16. I may go someday, but first I need to pay down some more debt.

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  17. In my country we have different levels of higher education. Lets say we have A, B and C. A would be the best which is a university degree, bachelor or master.
    B would be 'higher education', which is a combo of theory and practice.
    C would be 'profession education', which makes sure you get a profession within 4 years, it is really practically.

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  18. Another great post! keep up the good blogging!

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  19. pretty interesting to hear your take on this

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  20. Degrees, credits blah blah i just dont give a horse's from the highest top of the smaller's brazilian's mountain's shit. oh sorry 'bout all the cursing, i've lost all restrains long time ago and these things just inspire me.
    Do what you like man, just do what you like.

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