I have a degree from a traditional University, which has served me well throughout my working career. I was lucky enough to get the right degree at the right time (i.e. Computer Science in the early 80’s), and the school I got my degree from has a degree of cache with employers, so my degree was worth every penny (that my parents paid, I’d also like to point out).
These days, what are the degrees the new grads are getting worth? Having 3 children either about to start or about to finish University degrees I am keenly interested in this subject. My kids are at a University in Canada, but there are also Colleges which offer some interesting programs, and I work with folks with degrees from these establishments as well.
Then there are the on line “Universities” and “Colleges”, I don’t really understand the whole system with these “degrees’ that are received and their value, however, PBS did do a very interesting Frontline piece on this exact subject. If you are thinking about getting one of the “degrees” I would strongly suggest watching this video and figuring out whether it is all worth it.
While this is only a small portion of the video, but wander over to PBS and watch the entire show.