well, I am a student who has to make a research paper to find out why students drop out of college and not accomplished their goals. I had not idea how to make a research paper, but I liked up with some people and the gave the enough orientation to keep going. now I am in the right way.
I would advise people, life style first, then choose what you need to do to fit that lifestyle. I live out in the country now away from people and do mostly DIY stuff, still program computers for money, still write. College taught me none of that. College teaches you to conform to society. It perpetuates western culture in general. If this wasn’t true all the b.s. requirements of English literature, humanities etc would not be there. Trust your instinct, YES they are irrelevant. No more irrelevant than studying ceramic making or planting tomatoes would be. Just teaching you again, to be part of society by making you think such subjects are even important. All subjective really.
I’m not exactly sure about other colleges. But in my college, the work and demanding schedule is far too overwhelming… In order to graduate in 4 years, taking at least 4 courses per semester is an absolute must! You are also required to take at least 2 courses in Summer School. What makes the situation worse is the fact that a few of our subjects are Arabic!
Jesus Christ! I have never seen so much god damn whining in my entire life. This is the sad state of American youth. Just man the fuck up and get it done. All the excuses I’ve seen here can be summed up like this “…I’m a whiny fucking crybaby who was coddled my whole entire life and now I’m going to throw a god damn temper tantrum college…”. BTW, Bill Gates came from one of the richest families in the north east. Its not like he was some random bum who quit harvard and built an empire. In conclusion, you whiny fucks, you made a decision so stick it the fuck out.
It’s half and half with me. I actually go to school and work part time and I make more than enough to pay my bills and still go to school. It depends on how much you like to spend and how you handle your money if you can’t keep money and feel you have to drop out to get more. I do understand that sometimes its stressful, but you have to look at the plus side of the situation as to why you are in college. No, I don’t have any children and I’m not married, but all of my friends have children and they are still great parents who are in school and even have jobs. Its all about time management when you take on other things like school and work.
2009 figures from the U.S. Department of Education show that, on average, only 36% of American students finish a bachelor’s degree in 4 years. 53% take five years, and 58% take six years to complete a 4-year degree. These reflect the students who do finish, and not counting up to the estimated 44% that drop out or never finish. Girls graduate at higher rates than boys, and the lowest 4-year graduation rate is for young men at public universities: Just under 24% finish a degree in 4 years. Private, non-profit colleges have higher graduation rates, but only slightly.
Despite disagreements or gripes about the value of college, or a specific school, the fact remains that there are tangible gains, both financially and socially, to completing a degree. Like many people, I did not finish on a traditional track, and faced the world without a degree. I wouldn’t recommend it. Finishing undergrad and graduate school really changed my life. I was a first-generation student, and had to learn how to do it on my own.
Students and families aren’t told the facts about college, and often use the wrong strategy when planning. We Americans are obsessed with getting in to college, but in light of graduation rates, we should be focused on finishing college. “Some college” doesn’t count, which is reflected in later earnings. College success, in many ways, hinges on the preparation and planning phases. Please consider these points:
I help students professionally to enter and often re-enter college after they’ve done poorly. The many reasons that some of you posted here for not finishing college are the same ones that I see in my clients. Yes, there are valid reasons why good students don’t finish. For those of you who ran in to health issues, including becoming depressed, etc., know that you can work with that. Don’t give up. I’ve had successful re-entries for students that had problems, so please persist.
So i currently attend a 4 year school called Medaille College. This place is literally a joke, im not ignorant or trying to put college down, but its to the point where everyone here calls this place Medaille High. The professors are absolutely ridiculous… some talk about their life all day everyday and just give everyone A’s, some are semi decent, and some think that the students that signed up for this college don’t work, don’t have bills, don’t have lives and are passionate about their particular subject. Well im sorry that i work 40 hours a week, and that analytical writing isnt appealing to me when my major is criminaljustice. Im not an idiot, but im not a genius. I am debating as of today whether or not to drop out, leaning more towards dropping out. Just cuz this college isnt for me doesnt mean that college in general isnt for me. I think that going to a smaller community college for a 2year associates is a lot cheaper and a lot smarter. Truth be told i am just not happy, i hate stress and i dont want to deal with this place. I am in a 4 year B.A. degree in criminal justice, and this semester i only have one class for my major. To become a cop, you only need an associates degree, you dont even need a bachelors.
College is honestly not for everyone. After 3 1/2 years I have learned more from myself than I have from any of the courses I have taken. Maybe I am just too self motivated to sit through the masses at college and I know that even if I dropout I am still miles ahead of my peers. The only thing that was keeping me in school was my parents forcing it upon me, but now that I have created my own business I am finally perusing my own dreams and doing things my own way. If you have a creative enough mind, and you know you are smart and feel “why am I wasting my time in college” research your other options and way to the choices before you make the decision. If you have 30k of debt built up, it isn’t wise to drop out only to work at a job paying 8$ an hour, you will be living in poverty and working off your loans the rest of your life. On the other hand, if you have a set list of skills, look to the market and find your true calling. Not everything requires a college degree and sometimes passion and drive is all a person needs to succeed in this crazy world. Don’t fall victim to the idea that you absolutely need college, although this philosophy should be applied to the majority, there still does indeed have to be a minority. If you have brains and can use them outside of college, just do it… it is as plain and simple as that.
In short, I hated university and have never been more miserable than I was during my time there. The lecturers either only seemed to care about getting paid (oh, there was a Starbucks on campus for crying out loud) or stealing ideas for their next book from the collective minds of their adoring students. What I learned was that values such as honesty and sincerity count for nothing in the modern Western society, and that the individuals that pass through the mangle of higher education are more interested in getting what they can for the least effort and playing the career game. I shudder to think that the conceited little twerp that was running for the Student Council might one day be in local government.