Is College Worth It?
Eric Nakagawa stashed this in modern life
For American colleges, a ‘D’ is still a passing grade. Despite recent disillusionment, Americans need to know that - on average - a college degree is still a very sound investment. But they also should know that - on average - colleges have performed abysmally at providing value to their students.
There was a running joke I heard about Physicians: Q: What do you call a medical school student that graduates at the bottom of their class? A: Doctor.
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It does sound crazy: a college degree is worth it even though colleges are abysmal at providing value.
Because the value comes from yourself.
What you get out of college depends on what you put into it, in terms of effort and focus.