Just to point our this probably brings up the poverty rate of those without a degree close to (Edit , probably 16%), which is pretty high. But, in a cruelly funny way, these are the people who will use Bill Gates as an example for why college is not needed for success. If you have a millionaire dad ( as a safety net in case things don't work out ) like Bill did, and access to training in your teens that the remaing 99%+ dont, then, true, you don't need college. @jack action , it seems you were unfortunate in landing into a college that was too mainstream and did not allow or make much room for those like you ( and myself, others) looking to find their own way rather than being molded according to some prefab format. Hopefully the internet and other modern means will give you, us, the flexibility we seek.Just for some context, this “problem” of useless degrees isn’t nearly as bad as it’s perennially made out to be:
It’s also worthwhile noting that, while the overall poverty rate in the US is about 12%, the poverty rate among people who completed a Bachelor’s degree (any major) is closer to 4%.
Edit: Just wondering where @arydberg went.