Does a college degree matter for success in life?

May 31, 2007 5:47am CST
Do you think a college degree matters? We know of quite a few who have experienced success in life without having finished a degree. And we also know people who have earned degrees but whose lives are quite disappointing. What's your opinion on this?
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4 responses
• United States
2 Jun 07
Define "success". That simple.
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
The success defined by social norm. By what we are used to.
• United States
1 Jun 07
A college degree is usually one of the requirements for getting a job in professional fields that are not a form of manual labor. While a degree is what opens some doors, most of the time it is how much you are willing to put into your work that determines your overall success. I know people who have never gotten their high school diploma who do better than people with college degrees. This is actually becoming more common now because more people are getting college diplomas who don't know what to do with them. In the end, success in life has nothing to do with the degrees you hold. It has everything to do with what you do in life. Wealth is a different matter.
• China
31 May 07
The situations you mentioned are true. However, have you ever noticed how many percents of those without a college degree have succeeded? And how many of those with a college have succeeded? I still believe a college degree is a necessary prepration for one to be success.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
lets just accept the reality in present, do you think men who are undergraduate or a high school graduate can have a job that has high profit? or a professional job? i dont think so, because college educationis really important today..