Is a college degree still relevant in 2018?

Is a college degree still relevant in 2018?
We keep hearing stories about billionaires dropping out of high school and earning millions of dollars everyday. In contrast, we have college graduates earning minimum wage and just getting by paycheck to paycheck each month. The question is, is a college degree still needed in 2018? A lot of jobs now hire because of skill more than the education and school they went to. This is good in a sense that not everyone can afford a quality education from a reputable school. In first world countries, people are more "flexible" than the third world ones in the sense that a person can be hired based solely on the skills and not the education. In a third world country, it seems like education and school still play a part in the hiring process. A private school graduate for example is has more chances of getting hired compared to someone who studied in a state university. People who can't afford to go to a state university opt for a vocational course instead and even then, college graduates are still more favorable to hire in these countries.

So with all these considered, do you think a college degree is still relevant in 2018?


Yes personally it still important to have an college degree. College education is not only teaches you the concern, but also the disciplines. It additionally guides you on the outset so that you can discover the route of your very own self afterward. College basically publications of people. You may learn the difficulty your own personal self too, however it will take a tremendous quantity of time. On the top of that you'll never discover ways to follow what you learned, disciplines with out taking part in academic schooling.
Posted by jetselle on 10-27-2018
I am from Nepal, a developing country In our home country, you need a degree if you want to get a job. Higher he degree, better is the job, for instance those who are university graduates will have better paying job compared to high school graduates. Degree from private institutions are valued more than the degree from public institutions, for instance, a graduate from a private college will have more chances of finding job compared to the one who studied in a community college.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
This is the same in my country, my country is more of paperwork when it comes to getting a good and highly placed jobs.So one really needs to have a certificate and if possible go for an additional certification to stand out.
Posted by lovely on 11-04-2018
I have a different opinion. College is a waste of time. You are taught things that do not help youvin life. Why should you have a college degree that cannot help you in life? You are taught some skills by people who have no experience of the same and do not even believe in what they teach.
Posted by stbrians on 11-09-2018
Yes, college degree is still relevant up until now. It is one of the basic requirement when you apply for work, you should be a college degree holder if you applied for professional jobs. Even those are not professional works require a college degree nowadays. Also, it is the first basis of your intellect as an applicant, though I don't believe that the success of one person rely on being a college degree holder.
Posted by mitan143 on 10-28-2018
It is still relevant and it will stay relevant forever. Having degree is much better than nothing. But not all degree holders are become successful in their lives. There are people out there who is not college graduate but has a good life. It is because they used their minds and strategies to be on top and have a successful life. They are not curriculum wise but they are street smart.
Posted by mark86 on 10-28-2018
having a degree does not guarantee success, however, degree increases the chances of becoming successful. having a degree means you also have knowledge and skill (you cannot get a degree if you cannot pass the tests), What ultimately matter is knowledge and skill. The degree proves that you have knowledge and skills.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
If not all degree holders are not successful and most of those who dropped out of school are millionsres, then what is the use of the degree? We are taught to work like slaves with our degrees. We work for those who have no educstion.
Posted by stbrians on 11-09-2018
Yes, a degree is still relevant but has lost some of its exclusivity due to online degrees and also people just paying to get into college these days. That said, not everyone is a good academic student but that doesn't mean they are clever. One shouldn't be judged by their level of education, but society does that and college is necessary for some careers, but not all.
Posted by Alexa on 10-28-2018
I like countries that focus more on the acquisition of skills because it helps to bring out the best in people but unfortunately some countries and society don't look at it that way. So the best bet is getting into a higher school of learning for certification to be gainfully employed.
Posted by lovely on 11-04-2018
Some years back they were relevant but now wevuse machines for most of the work. Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world. College degrees are becoming useless. We need to be trained more in life skills
Posted by stbrians on 11-09-2018
Personally, yes. It's a good thing to know that high school or college drop out can still be successful in life and be greater than those who have their college degree. However, we must understand that not all high school and college drop out become succesful in life. Most of them are still struggling to survive in their everyday life. Education is very important. It is an investment for your self. Though it's a good thing to hear that people who are lack in education still have the opportunity to become successful, having a college degree is still and edge for someone. Along the way you will realize that you need those lessons you should have taken to manage your business or when you enter into any transactions. So for me, never neglect the power of education just because a drop out you know became successful.
Posted by Anonymous on 10-28-2018
In order to succeed without a college degree, you need to be exceptionally talented. Look at those who have made fortune even though they do not have degree, these are very talented people. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are not ordinary guys who left education in the middle, they were very talented.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
I absolutely agree with you. there are also college graduate who are very successful and happy with their career or some have business on their own. Having degree in college is an edge over those who don't have.

It is true that some people who doesn't finish college or have no degree became successful in life and yes it is a good thing to know. But their success is not because they don't take college but it is because of their perseverance and skills or motivation. Actually, I think there's a lot of people who didn't take college or don't have degree who are struggling for life.

Indeed, that education is essential because I believe that knowledge is power.
Posted by rubeth1726 on 11-30-2018
Yes. Being a degree holder may not give you the guarantee to become successful in life but nevertheless it will give you an edge to those who are not. Having a degree is always be better than not having one. It is amazing to know that nowadays, a person's success are not solely and exclusively based on their degree of education but rather also on their skills and dedication in their craft. It is such a wonderful thing to see that this world are giving equal opportunities to everyone whether you're a degree holder or not. However, we can never under estimate the power of education. It may not guarantee, but it can determine your success.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 10-28-2018
A college degree in 2018 will ensure you have an added advantage to those who do not have. You will have increased knowledge too. There is no end to Education and employers will always throw in surprises in what they need. It can be a degree. You never know
Posted by stbrians on 11-04-2018
College degree is still relevant in 2018. Being able to graduate is something that you can be proud of. It is not just about being a millionaire or billionaire and I understand that not all the rich people were graduates from college. But having a diploma is the safest way to survive in this world unless you are a very skilled person who knows almost every job. We know that graduates nowadays struggle in getting a job and this will be harder for those who did not graduate.
Posted by superlicca on 10-28-2018
You have a point. earning might be one primary reason why people go to college and university, however, going to college and university also means you are developing your knowledge and intelligence. Not all graduates are rich and not all rich are graduates. making money is a different skill, however, it is true that f you go to college and university, you learn the techniques to make money. Becoming successful is not all abour education, however, education increases your chance of becoming successful.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
Why would you only be proud that you have graduated and got a College Degree? There are a lot of College Graduates out there that have passed the exams yet they haven't even learned all of their academics from when they were in college, this is because most professors aren't teaching their students efficiently, and are leeway on their strict policies, they even let students bribe them as an act of "good intention" to let the student graduate, get their diploma, and get them hired at some run down office, while other undergraduates are living their life to the fullest having millions of dollars, bought many different luxury cars, and has a penthouse on top of a Las Vegas hotel, for some reason these people did things that they wanted to do all along, and College ain't doing this for you! I believe a College Degree is still now just a front for getting hired by people that think you've got what it takes to do it, personally it all depends on the college university they have studied on, and how efficient and strict their policies is, because there are a lot of Countries that suffers poverty, such as in asia, especially in India, there's way too less youths that wanted to study on college and instead after graduating at secondary level of their entire education, they chose to get a career in some other place that doesn't require a college degree, its just a matter of how talented that person is to be able to get hired on a prominent job, but for a person who doesn't have the talent, but works hard for it even though there's little to no support they are getting to come by from other people especially from their relatives, its gonna be tough for them considering for someone who has no talent but works hard for it, if no one is willing to help them, they won't develop that skill even with hard work, and that applies to many Countries that experiences poverty even as of now.
Posted by cjp776 on 11-08-2018
College degree is still necessary. Skill with relevant education is more marketable than skill without. Education in universities elevate your job performance.

I better be a university graduate than a skilled person without education. To me, Education is the key to success.
Posted by stbrians on 10-28-2018
Certainly, no matter how skillful one can be without even an elementary knowledge getting highly placed positions in a place of work becomes very difficult. Getting education makes learning a trade very easy.I always think that getting an education in a school is like a stepping stone to success in a trade or with skills.
Posted by lovely on 10-29-2018
You are probably right. I have seen old men and women go for a degree because it is needed in order to be a politician. Some end up buying it.
Posted by stbrians on 11-04-2018
I agree, having a College Degree is necessary in order to prove that you have what it takes to do the tasks at hand when you are hired, but yet some College graduates with a degree doesn't have that "skill" perhaps they have passed their curriculum because of bribery or connections, and even right now it exists in many different universities across the world, well not most of them are bribed but rather "pity" the student.
Posted by cjp776 on 11-08-2018
Becoming an entrepreneur and earning millions definitely has to do with one's inner strength such as innovation, initiative and other good characters. These inner strengths dominate the formal education one earned from college or university. In other words, with or without degree, a person with inner strengths can be successful in life, those without inner strength but with high degree will find it hard to be successful in life. But it does not mean college degree does not help at all. To be successful in a field, one has to learn the trade and skill. Attending classes and gaining degree in accountancy or engineering for example, provide one with knowledge that takes years to learn if one were to start his career in the areas without degree. Steve Jobs, for example, although was a drop out, attended many classes informally. In the graduation ceremony of Harvard, he once confessed the classes attended by him helped him tremendously in "connecting the dots" later in his life. Thus, I would say, both gaining a degree and characters play their respective parts in making a successful life.
Posted by cks003 on 10-28-2018
I always believed that no matter how we look at it , education is still valuable and will remain forever. Going to school is not just about getting a certificate for a job,it's a place of refinement. One gets molded both in character and in mind as well. Though the world is shifting from paperwork now to skills, I believe acquiring education and certificates is still paramount and relevant.
Posted by lovely on 10-29-2018
Agreed. I have a masters degree. However, my degree did not help me in my currency profession. MY education and profession are not related. The university I attended enriched me with the knowledge that has helped me to become a better person.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
You are right and it was good you still attended to get your certificate though I believe you love your passion more which is writing. Same here I have about three certifications because my offline job then required it but I'm doing a different line of business now.
Posted by lovely on 11-04-2018
In our country yes, it is really hard to get a job in our country if you don't have degree. It is hard for those who have degree too, so how much more if someone doesn't have degree? And I think it is fair, but unfair at the same time.
Posted by nrnlss on 10-29-2018
According to Bill Gates - Life is unfair, so we better get used to it. I think it all boils down to the motivation and passion of an applicant to get hired. Employers don't merely look for someone who got good grades in school, but they also consider someone who possesses a good character.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-03-2018
I think college does help in making you better equipped in life. That said it does not mean that having a degree is a guarantee to success. There are a lot of people who had no academic training who succeeded because of perseverance and passion.
Posted by iambeth on 10-29-2018
I agree with your statement. As much as a college degree is essential, it is not an assurance of success in life. Education helps us make informed decisions only.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-06-2018
I agree with you. I think being in college, you will be trained more and blhelp you prepare you mentality about the real world.
Posted by theresajane on 11-25-2018
I agree with you panda (iambeth)! Every people are paid for their talent and skills and it would be not just nicer but better to have a degree not just to show everyone else it's something to be proud of oneself and what you took up in college is what you are equipped for if your really pursue it, of course a better paycheck will be served.
Posted by Marako0406 on 10-29-2018
Of course it is. It's actually more relevant than it was in the past. Nowadays if you don't have a college degree you are going to land a job with a very low salary or maybe you won't be accepted to any job because you don't qualify. I believe in the past it's easy to survive and become rich because of the wide range of businesses that you can start and develop, especially those that requires farming, because there's still a lot of space where you can plant and the demand for those kind of goods are still produced by small business men compared today where big companies/businesses also venture on those kind of products. Also, it's very hard to become successful as a businessman nowadays because the range of available businesses that you can start is too narrow because a lot of people are also doing the same businesses and some even copy ideas.
Posted by jaybee19 on 10-29-2018
Personally I think that yes it's still relevant. Of course , with the fast explosion of information through the internet , someone can acquire the same knowledge by researching on his own as someone with a degree , but the environment of a university or a college changes your perspective and introduces you to the scientific method , as well as people who can be role models. Also in the academic environment one can be introduced to the social circles of his probable future work.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 10-29-2018
College degree is still relevant because the majority of the people are dreaming for an ideal job. Rarely are those who want to acquire education that wants to become an entrepreneur. It's a fact that being an entrepreneur has the bigger chance to become rich compared to those ordinary employee but that's the reality, most people wanted to be safe by having a stable job.
Posted by vhinz on 10-30-2018
Becoming an entrepreneur requires different skills and tools. If your father is an entrepreneur, you can easily become an entrepreneur. If you have a degree, yet no money, you cannot start a business and become an entrepreneur. The only way you can grow big without money and without a degree is if you are exceptionally talented and can create unique product or business model.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
College degree is still relevant but I do think that's changing. Most college classes don't apply to what you do for a career. In the past they've really just shown that you have the drive to follow through, to work hard and show you can learn new subjects and excell. Most of the skills you need for jobs can all be learned on the job and don't require a degree.
Posted by stephanopoly on 10-30-2018
Exactly. These corporate positions and the blue-collar ones train you on what to do on the job anyway hence why is a degree required? As long as you understand the terminologies and techniques used to get the business going, you're all right.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-03-2018
You have a point. Though being in college is still a great help for you to conquer life in the future, we cannot deny that the world's changed an there are a lot of things too to become successful. But, for me, I'll still go with earning a degree in college, especially if it's for free
Posted by theresajane on 11-25-2018
Yes. Just as what other have said, a person who is a college dropout will turn out to be a crew at McDonald's. Here in my country, a college degree is really relevant and gets even more relevant as time goes by. Without one, it is truly hard to find a job and it would be a miracle to actually find one. Even as a utility worker, they are now requiring a college degree. Employers here prefer an applicant who has a college graduate and having one increases your chance of getting employed.
Posted by hstinscdln on 10-30-2018
Partially, yes it could still be relevant since companies still look at people's portfolio. But it depends on what course or job the degree is about. I believe experience is more important when it comes to business and when it comes to being a doctor you'll need a degree of course.
Posted by DISTEFANO115 on 10-30-2018
I think it depends on what area or niche. In subjects like medicine and Engineering, it is certainly still important. I think it's certainly less relevant than it was in say 5 years ago. in the last decade stress has been put on getting a degree especially for getting a job but as time has gone by it's become increasingly clear you dont necessarily need a degree to do a good job. The most important thing is to get work experience. In some countries they are discouraging degrees and encouraging work experience coupled with technical courses. In 2018, I would put the importance of degree at 50/50. I would say that I learned almost everything I know from work experience.
Posted by jaymish on 10-31-2018
If you do not have a degree, the only way you can be successful is through your own talent. If you do not have talent, there is noway you can succeed. If you do not go to college and university how will you develop skills and knowledge. You need talent, however, you also need education to make your talent work.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
I still think that earning a college degree is very important. You'll be able to land a permanent job that may pelay you well with your diploma as your asset. It'll mean that you have studied hard for years just to reach the job that you want to have and that's a plus factor for the employer. However, there are other fields that don't require you to have a degree. If you are confident that you can excel in a field and earn well without even earning a degree, then, I think it's not bad.
Posted by theresajane on 10-31-2018
Is someone else paying for it? If the answer is “Yes” then sure, it’s worth it. Better now than later when it will only be more expensive.

If the answer is, “No,”…

Do you have experience in and a clear/obvious path toward a specific career that requires certain credentials you can only earn in college?

If the answer is “Yes,” then college is worth it (as long as you borrow as little as possible while going to the most prestigious school you can).

If everything you know about your ideal career you learned from TV, books, and individuals that aren’t in that career-field, then the answer is, “No.”

You’re better off getting experience, saving money, and figuring out what your best options are. Then when you have a real plan you can move forward sensibly
Posted by csk81 on 10-31-2018
It depends on the level of legality that the work you want has. That is, it depends on the level of requirements that the position asks for. An example is a surgeon, which to be able to practice as a surgeon needs to have a certificate issued by the government that endorses his suitability in the position. But if you want to be president, well, if you have votes, that's enough. Not even a High School degree is necessary in this case.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
Yes, a degree is still relevant. Education is always important and part of ones success. Even if there are people who doesn't hold a degree but still succeed, having a formal education and knowledge gives you a step ahead of others. In my opinion, having the skills, degree, luck and being street smart are the best combination to have a successful life.
Posted by mdayrit on 11-01-2018
You can still be considered formally educated without having a degree. If the word EDUCATION is concerned, there are people who are more knowledgeable and skilled compared to the ones who came out fresh of universities. As an employer, I would hire someone who has real-world experiences instead of those who got good grades from school.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-03-2018
YES, most companies requires you to have a college diploma for you to be qualified for the job. It may seem irrelevant to others but having a degree nowadays will always be the number one thing the employers look. It will determine whether you are capable of handling the job.
Posted by macatangay on 11-01-2018
College degree is still relevant nowadays. It is thru college that you acquire skills and knowledge needed for your dream job. But many college graduates chose to have a different career path other than what their course wasjí
Posted by conniemac on 11-01-2018
I agree with you. Going to college is still relevant. We go to college to learn at least the skills and knowledge for our future jobs. Though many tend to separate from the path that they are taking, still, the things that they have learned from college would really be very helpful.
Posted by theresajane on 11-06-2018
One hundred percent a college degree is still relevant. The difference between now and years ago is that experience is much more important now because so many more people have degrees.
Posted by Jstreeter26 on 11-01-2018
Do companies look for a degree when hiring an employee? Most of the time, yes. The question is though, does a degree actually prove anything? I don't think it does. For the most part, college education does nothing to prepare students for a full time career, or even to take care of themselves in the real world. The education system has a lot to be desired and spending all of the time and money it takes to "earn" a degree often seems like a huge waste. It also depends on the degree you acquire. Some are indicative of your abilities and some are simply a certificate to prove you can be taken advantage of and are foolishly patient. Most of the friends I have who graduated with a degree ended up with jobs that have nothing at all to do with their degree, or didn't even need one for the job in the first place.
Posted by t3rryf0ldz on 11-01-2018
"Does a degree actually prove anything?" I think it does. You don't get a degree without developing skills and knowledge. Do you think you can get a medical degree if you do not have knowledge on human body or skills to diagnosis and prognosis. Degree does prove something.
Posted by vinaya on 11-02-2018
Not any more unless some companies still believe in the old school thought. Everyone is exposed to knowledge - thanks to the Internet - which can acquired not necessarily by going to college. What one learns at college is forgotten the moment one steps out of the portal of a college, while picking up knowledge that interests one will stay.
Posted by iamawriter on 11-01-2018
I think it should not be, the years are passing quickly and any bills are not getting smaller. Most of it are growing way bigger than we expected, not anyone can afford education anymore. And not having a college degree doesn't mean people are dumb or not enough, or not qualified for the jobs they want. Anyone can learn and have the same knowledge once they're put on training, if jobs are still going to be based on degrees then there's not going to be enough laborers in no time.
Posted by mftmadam on 11-03-2018
A degree is important; but more important is continuing education in your professional area. More and more recruiters accept "micro-credentials" as proof of technical knowledge and hiring policies are more oriented to skills than to a career with no experience in the workplace.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
No, I don't think a college degree still holds a lot of relevance in 2018, well I'm speaking on the field of IT. What's more essential today is the core skills and experience you have and not some fancy diploma you got from an institution which gives you grades every quarter.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-03-2018
Yes, I believe so. The competency that a college degree imparts on an individual is still very important in acquiring jobs nowadays. There may be an increase in opportunities for freelancing and building your own career from scratch, but it is impossible to get into certain professions without a college degree.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-04-2018
I agree with you on that. Having a degree is an advantage of every people because they have a diploma to complete the requirements when you are applying for a job. Many companies now are strict when it comes to the educational background of the candidates. If the candidates has degree then he has a chance to qualify for the job and that is the advantage of having a degree.
Posted by mark86 on 11-04-2018
Here’s the thing, yes there are millionaires and billionaires who have dropped out of High School and became incredibly wealthy, but that is pretty much like winning the lottery. Not every high school/college dropout is going to have that winning idea that makes them a millionaire. College degrees are still relevant in the sense that pretty much any business you want to work for is going to ask for a degree as a qualification. It’s pretty much required if you want a more advanced career. The only businesses that require a High School degree are dead-end jobs.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-05-2018
Going to school, in reality, is a joke. You go through so much pressure and sometimes debt, to get a job that won’t even pay off your debt making an average man’s income with even more stress. It doesn’t also guarantee you a job. I know people with BS degrees who have been broke and unemployed for almost a year now?.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-05-2018
If you have a lot of work experience in your CV, and also know how to fluently speak a foreign language such as German, Russian, French or Chinese, then you can practically work and live with a good quality of life in any corner of the planet that you want. Even if you do not have a university degree, these qualities are very well seen in the workplace.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
Of course, yes. Many can say that a college degree is not anymore relevant. But try looking for a career as a high school graduate. You will find yourself competing with degree holders and company prefers applicants who possesses degree.
Posted by anchoreztin on 11-07-2018
Having a College Degree is necessary in order to achieve a "Diploma" and the entitlement that you have achievements that no other people could have had.

Although having a College Degree doesn't necessary get you a job right away, its a matter of how skilled you are as well, because even if you do have a college degree, but you have passed all your curriculum yet you do not have that "skill" on the particular course you've chosen, then you won't be qualified for the job you're applying to, and your skills are tested in several training regimes that the company or corporation lets their applicants experience firsthand before the real thing, ofc they will let you experience the exact thing an employee does in a workplace, but you will be taught face to face by someone who is experienced.

People who have skills and has the talent but they do not have a college degree would have a difficult time to prove that they are qualified for the job, most of these people are suffering from poverty and doesn't have enough financial support to go to college, this is experienced by many undergrads in Asia, one of them is India, another is China, and in the Philippines as well, even if Scholarships are a good way to support yourself, it is limited to some universities, and not all of the Countries i've mentioned would accept Scholarships since either they don't trust the Education Department handling with the payments, since there are corruption even among the most people you think is clean just because they are working at a branch of education organization, this is not true.

Personally, having a College Degree without skills, is just making your title as a front to get hired and gamble on the chance that you know what you're doing, as for those who have the skills and talent and are worthy to get a job, they are the ones suffering as of now, but ofc, people who doesn't have the talent yet works hard and enough to attain such high standards to be qualified for a job, i admired them very much, they are in between those 2, most of them are the ones running a business corporation by now if you ask me.
Posted by cjp776 on 11-08-2018
In my opinion college degrees are only important in certain fields or profession like in the case of Doctors, Lawyers and Engineers. But when it comes to not do delicate or sensitive jobs like graphics and design, marketing and sales, encoding and online work a degree shouldn't matter anymore.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-08-2018
Agreed! The future is very different from what they tell us. With the increase in the trend for international certifications, the passage through college will be seen as something only for careers in the academic or medical fields. On the other side, we find the self-taught persons, the ones who learn to organize and get the motivation to study. Even more important, these people have learned to learn, and this is something that lasts a lifetime. The university student will be studying "filler" subjects 50% of their time, while the self-taught will focus on learning in a personalized way what their area of interest requires.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
I think a college degree is still relevant and will allow people to have advantages such as earning more money, having a better opportunity than other people, and developing their communication skills. While employees with a high school education may secure jobs with good benefits, college graduates have better chances of receiving promotions and earning raises. Most importantly, obtaining your diploma gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-10-2018
College degree is still relevant upto today. A lot of work requires you a college diploma to be hired. It is hard for someone who did bit finish college to find a job. In our society college graduates has the advantage. They have a chance for a better job and securing their future. Yes it is hard to find a job right now even with your diploma. But imagine how much harder it is for a person without an educational background,
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-10-2018
Still relevant to most people. It depends on our preference in life. Some of us don't need a college degree to have a good life but mostly, even me, rely on getting a college degree. It is one of the major requirement nowadays to make a living in the first place.
Posted by PilyongHusband1990 on 11-12-2018
University is a medieval institution that has survived the centuries, and it continues to work because something that is better it has not been invented yet. Having a college degree in itself does not guarantee anything. There are people who, even being terrible as students, manage to get a title, just as there are people who, without possessing a title, have excelled in their lives.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
Well, a college degree is still relevant to some extent. However, only a degree in a college cannot assure you a good employment prospect unless you also have some other professional skill along with it. Actually its the biggest flaw of the education systems who just provide theoretical knowledge with a very less practical education on any subject. Many students fail to get jobs in spite of being graduates unless they get themselves some sort of professional training.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-15-2018
It depends a lot on the profession, the academic world without a university degree has a 0% chance of success, while if you pretend to be a soccer player, possibly having a university degree is irrelevant.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
An individual with a college degree is always more favored as a potential employee when employers are looking to hire. Businesses look to maximize their profits and hire the most qualified worker for the job. This often includes those with a high level of education, and those with experience of working efficiently in a team. It is essential to stand out when applying for jobs and having a high education or skill level definitely helps. Even if you aren’t the smartest, going to college provides an opportunity to expand your network of friends and mixing with the right people can bring wonderful job opportunities. While college degrees are undoubtedly expensive, especially for young people, the rewards in the long run will be spectacular.
Posted by kelvz1984 on 11-21-2018
There is no doubt that having a college degree is still relevant until now but if you are talking about on getting rich and successful, it is not that important. Some of the well known person today because of their success didn't took their college degree. It just proves that you can excel in any field that you want as long as you are eager and have a great passion. You just have to make your dreams come true with the best way you can.
Posted by gutzman on 11-21-2018
Yes, it is. Most of the jobs in the world have a minimum requirement of a graduate degree. So yes, a degree is still a bare minimum to get a job. Education is one of the basic necessities of life and must be accessible to all people regardless of their race, religion, gender and income. We all must strive for this. Governments should implement policies to ensure that education reaches to the poorest of the poor. University degree is costly nowdays as the fee is very high.
Posted by kaushikangara on 11-28-2018
Like it or hate it, a college degree is still relevant in 2018.

It is an undisputed fact that a college degree will give you a better chance of finding a job. I recently just looked at several job listings in my local town, and most of them required a person who has a college degree. I've even seen low-paying jobs require the applicant to either be in college or have a 2-4 year degree. It's stupid, but it's just how it is. This doesn't mean that you can't succeed without a college degree though. You can achieve success even without a degree, as long as you work hard and have the drive to succeed.
Posted by axl2468 on 11-30-2018
College degree is still relevant in 2018 and that's true. Most company still hired those who have graduated and have a license if possible. Although some of the students who does not have a college degree can still earn money but not as highly compensated when you have a degree.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-04-2018
I think that getting a degree is still relevant. There are still alot of opportunities when you are a degree holder. Besides you could still learn the trade even while on school. Actually you could get alot of experience and gain a lot of contacts to build your business easier. This would save you time and effort if you play it right rather than figuring out where to start and how to do things in the beginning of your business. Plus, you get to have a safety net if ever your business does not work. Or if you needed funding.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-08-2018
There are people like Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc (Mc Donald's), Michael Dell, John D. Rockefeller Sr, Andrew Carnegie, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and so many more that left college to start their businesses and they made it work, undoubtedly with great success.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
Of course it is. Especially when your course is focused on medical, engineering, agriculture, cooking and other specific courses that recommend having that. A certain job that does not require this would be a job like business where you really need is intellect and understanding of how it runs and goes to just become that successful in an instant.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-08-2018
In a field of wild competition like the one we live in, the professional title is relevant depending on what the person wants to dedicate himself. If you want to be a researcher or a university professor a Doctorate is necessary. On the other hand, if you only want to dedicate yourself to programming you could learn in courses, without having to study a career, but in many cases, a university degree opens paths in the working world. However, to have a life project is not necessary to have a career and to be professionally successful either (this does not apply to professions such as Medicine and Law).
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
Even in this digital age I’d say a college degree is important if you want to have a career in the office of a big company. Without a college degree you cannot land a good job position much more in a good company because big companies require a college degree from the applicants. You can get a job in the factory if you are not a graduate of the university but there is not much progress in your career unless you get a diploma.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-11-2018
Companies such as Google and Apple no longer ask for their university degree. The big companies value the real experience of the candidates very much, whether it is acquired in the university or outside of it. I think that academic qualifications will continue to be an important point when hiring a person, but they will no longer be a barrier to job opportunities.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-12-2018
It is still relevant but I think the question really is that "Is it enough?". College education may help you in securing a stable job in the corporate world. However, there are some skills and knowledge that are not being taught in college but can only be acquired thru continuous study and experience.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 12-14-2018