All the way up until the late 1990's, if you had a college degree you stood out like a sore thumb on a job application. You were almost guaranteed a management position out of the box. Now days, everybody and their brother has some sort of degree, and since there is a high volume of degree holders in the market, the value of them has dropped significantly. As of 2009, there are more BA's and MA's working at Starbucks and grocery stores than ever before according to Forbes.

College use to be super cheap (UCLA/UCSB/Berkeley being only 10k a year including room/board/tuition back in the late 90's). Now those same schools are 27k a year. The average undergraduate having over a 100k dollars in student loan debt.

What I'm trying to say is that college use to be a no brainer investment, but now it is just the opposite. Unless you qualify for some serious FAFSA, Pell or Cal Grants, don't bother going because it simply isn't worth the debt if you're paying it out of your pocket. Instead, use the money you save by not going and invest into real estate or create your own business and be your own boss. Don't fall into the trap by thinking college is the only way to be successful
There are 1000's of college blogs, filled with 1000's of threads, with 1000's of posts of people who graduated with a 6 figure debt and are still working the same lame job they had in high school. Lets face it, no one out there gives two craps about what your interpretation of Shakespeare is, or if you know the definition of libertarianism.

Watch Steve Job's Stanford Commencement on youtube.
by life1221 July 03, 2009
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A magical place where it is rumored that learning takes place, although to those who enter it is often described differently afterward, as a beatiful land in which beer flows in amber currents next to a golden pasture, where virgins lie naked with gentle smiles upon their calm, inviting faces; but more precisely, a Shangri-La rite of passage into adulthood which involves rampant consumption of alcoholic beverages, flagrant and promiscuous sexual behavior, and a general and fundamental disregard for any form of responsibility by its habitants.
Thank you sir, may I have another?
by Phlagellum September 23, 2003
the place where you enter inexorbitant amounts of debt to "learn" things you will never apply once to your actual occupation. Basically, an expensive 4-year waiting period for a paper called "degree".
I will owe Wells Fargo my first born so I can pay off my college.
by Drenam February 02, 2003
an expensive daycare center
I'll be retirin' soon, and the kids is gettin' too old for no one to notice if I kill 'em...
by retarded student November 25, 2003
a place to get drunk, have sex, and then start all over again. Oh by the way it's a place to get an edukacion...i mean edukation... shit education, there we go
After nine years at a junior college, i finally graduated and then become CEO of Penthouse
by Zachary Brown October 14, 2004
Too FUCKING expensive.
I pay 5 times as much in college tuition as the in-state guys for the same fucking classes, even though I have lived in the state for two years now. And to think that all the money is going to some corporate executive's pay bonus pisses me off royally.
by out-of-state student November 06, 2003
Aplace were people go for one or two of the two possible reasons.
reason 1: To smoke lots of pot, waste your parents money and get kicked out.
reason 2: To get a piece of paper stating that your brain is full of shit information that you probrably already learned from the "magic schoolbus" and that you are allowed to work somewere other than a fast food restaurant.
Son: Mom, Dad, I got accepted for college.
Mom: That's great son.
Dad: How much will it cost?
Kid: Around 10k.
Mom and Dad have heart attacks and die later in the hospital. Kid goes to college, but than drops out cause he's stupid.

by Nik The Prick May 17, 2003
High school that costs 40k and has ash trays and a better library and features even more useless knowledge
Dude: this is just like high school with hotter chicks.
Dude2: YA
by greywolf February 23, 2004

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