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    A good reason is appreciated. Because if you want to get a job a community college is good enough.
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    (Original post by DavidMike)
    A good reason is appreciated. Because if you want to get a job a community college is good enough.
    An excellent question which not many like to think about because they probably don't like the answer.

    The cold hard truth is that most of higher education is about signaling to employers that you're willing to slog it out when things get tough. There an excellent book out on this:

    http://www.econtalk.org/archives/201...plan_on_1.html
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    (Original post by DavidMike)
    Because if you want to get a job a community college is good enough.
    Sure, if all you want is an entry level job. What if you want to be a doctor? Or a lawyer? Or have aspirations to do a job that requires a degree?

    Of course that doesn't mean you need to study at university. There are alternatives into a lot of roles, for example getting an apprenticeship. But if your attitude is to look for a job with nothing more than a college level education then there's a limit on what you can realistically do.

    Ultimately, most people do not just want to get a job. Most people want more than that.
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    (Original post by DavidMike)
    Why do people need to study at a university?
    I think because, for most people, the alternatives are a bit too risky
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    Ultimately because the majority of decent paying jobs require 'a degree'. Some people just choose degrees like 'business studies' to fulfill this requirement. Otherwise, the options are limited to apprenticeships (if you're lucky) and Tesco.

    Of course, many vocational degrees are required as knowledge and experience in specific skills are essential e.g Medicine, Law

    You can't hope to become a scientist without a pH.D.
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    (Original post by Maven Writers)
    I think because, for most people, the alternatives are a bit too risky
    Yes, we've cultivated a society in which if you don't go to university you're deemed a failure (by those that do).

    "Overall, 58.8% of graduates are in jobs deemed to be non-graduate role"
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    Some jobs require specialist knowledge which is only taught at a university by people who are deemed as experts in that field, especially the sciences
 
 
 

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