Top Pro & Con Arguments
College degrees do not guarantee learning or job preparation.
Many students graduate from college with little understanding of math, reading, civics, or economics.  In 2011, 35% of students enrolled in college reported they studied 5 hours or less per week and there was a 50% decline in the number of hours a student studied and prepared for classes compared to a few decades ago.  36% of students demonstrated no significant improvement on Collegiate Learning Assessments after 4 years of college.  In 2013 56% of employers thought half or fewer of college graduates had the skills and knowledge to advance within their companies.  30% of college graduates felt college did not prepare them well for employment, specifically in terms of technical and quantitative reasoning skills.  A 2011 Pew Research survey found that 57% of Americans felt higher education did not provide students with good value compared to the money spent. Read More