Is a College Degree Useless?
A college degree today is almost useless in getting ahead. I worked hard and got my bachelor's degree six years ago, and I can tell you personally that in the jobs I have been hired for, it was totally useless for getting hired. I sweated plenty in having an outstanding grade-point average only to discover that employers don't even bother to look at it for a position. No one is going to hire you just because you have a degree in something. The only thing a degree might do for you is get your resume past the preliminary screening a human-resources person does when initially looking through received resumes for a position.
All the talk about "research" showing "statistics" about how much a college degree increases your lifetime earnings, etc. is just propaganda put out by the college academic community to protect THEIR jobs by keeping up this farce. Don't waste the time and money on a college degree. Get into training for plumbing or car repair, or a skill like carpentry or welding. Don't saddle your kids with four years of sweating over books, tests and a huge debt at the end of it. There are truck drivers in my area who make more money, have a more secure future and are in greater demand than me with my degree.
I dare anyone to challenge the assertions I have made in the above!