Not only does college in today's America often yield a negative return on investment; it often carries large opportunity costs. Instead of rolling the dice on higher education, one could get on-the-job training and real life experience working one of the numerous well-paying skilled labor jobs. Many of these jobs don't even require a high school diploma. From Bloomberg:
Granted, there are some unquantifiable benefits of attending college. Higher education can be an enriching life experience. But so can careers that offer on-the-job training and real world experience.
Seth Mason, Charleston SC