Percent of Americans who actually have a college degree

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Here's a little statistic that may be surprising to some of you.

    Slightly less than 37% of those between the ages of 25-30 have a 4-year college degree.

    Slightly less than 30% of those 55 and older have a 4-year college degree.

    sources here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_attainment_in_the_United_States

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-...ericans-have-college-degrees-than-ever-before


    So the issue is, do we have a plan for all those people who didn't go to college, or is the plan to try to push them all through college, and basically abandon hope for those who don't make it?
     
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    Texan Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone needs college.
     
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    tkolter Well-Known Member

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    Well how many apprenticed, went to trade schools and two year colleges (Community College) including military training?
     
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    There will always be a need for skills that don't require a college education. I often think of a saying that I feel is 100% true.

    Show me a man who works with his hands and I'll show you a laborer.
    Show me a man who works with his head and I'll show you a craftsman.
    Show me a man who works with his heart and I'll show you an artist.

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  5. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The point is there are a lot of people here who say the solution to our economic problems is to divert a lot more public tax funds into providing free college education.

    I was just pointing out that that notion is unrealistic, if we are talking about helping the majority of the people that have been left behind and need help.
     
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