The Case Against College Author:Caroline Bird If you want a better job, intellectual stimulation, social advantages, a springboard to success...a college education may be the dumbest investment you can make. — True or False: — Q: A college education is excellent career preparation. — A: False. Most liberal arts college graduates are unprepared for any career. — Q: A college education is a soli... more »d financial investment.
A: False. If the money spent on a Princeton student's education were put into a savings bank instead, the interest would net him over one million dollars by age 64-twice as much as the projected earnings of a male college graduate.
Q: A college education is a spring-board to success.
A: False. 58% of the people who earn over $15,000 a year never went to college.
Before you spend a fortune on a college education, consider the facts and the alternatives. The Case Against College - Caroline Bird's fascinating new book that separates the myths from the realities.« less