College ranks continue to swell as fr...

College ranks continue to swell as freshmen arrive in large numbers...

There are 50 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 7, 2010, titled College ranks continue to swell as freshmen arrive in large numbers.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Move-in was a busy scene at Capital University, which recently welcomed nearly 750 freshmen to campus.

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College Or McDonalds

Park Forest, IL

#1 Sep 7, 2010
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.

Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.

THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
I see da future

Roy, WA

#2 Sep 7, 2010
It's nice to have education of any kind, but it doesn't guarantee a better

job or that you deserve it. It can guarantee college debt...trade schools are

another way to go. Enjoy life, don't have a family until you want or can

afford it & make your checks out to me: Velvetteen Jones.
Jack

Westerville, OH

#3 Sep 7, 2010
College Or McDonalds wrote:
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.
Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.
THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
It just goes to show you that even people with college degrees can possess ignorance and prejudice about your neighbors.
Kill White Babies

Mount Vernon, OH

#5 Sep 7, 2010
The 4 year degree is just the high school diploma of 15-20 years ago. Kids entering college are so ill-equiped it isn't even funny. But then when the attitude changed to one that everyone has a right to go to college, that' whent he downfall began. When you let people go to university who have no business being there, the standards have to drop to keep the tuition coming in. Like the infamous Judge Smails from Caddyshack stated, "the world needs ditch-diggers as well". He couldn't have been more right. One thing college students, better get that Master's or Ph.d because in the working world, BS/BA degrees are a dime a dozen.
Bob

Buford, GA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
College Or McDonalds wrote:
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.
Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.
THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
Or you can quit OSU after two years, Get a job in sales and don't look back.
James

United States

#7 Sep 7, 2010
College Or McDonalds wrote:
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.
Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.
THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
Where is that trailer park you are talking about in Grove City, because I am not aware of any trailer parks there?
Details

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 7, 2010
As a previous poster has said, the college degree is now like a high school diploma. Unfortunately, the "everyone's a winner!" culture created in the 90s has lowered educational standards. Not everyone should have a degree--there are simply those not up to par and/or jobs that don't require it. That's ok, because we still have a need for construction and technical jobs and those jobs can support a decent lifestyle. I've seen OSU grads with Journalism and Communications degrees who lack basic grammar and spelling skills. That's sad. On the other hand, some of the smartest people I know work in technical areas or the military. A college degree means nothing today because the standards have been watered down. And we wonder why other countries are kicking our butts in education, technology, science, math...
SCF

Mount Hope, OH

#9 Sep 7, 2010
I ask you to look at Obama and ask yourself if a Harvard degree is worth the paper its printed on.
OU Student

Hilliard, OH

#10 Sep 7, 2010
Kill White Babies wrote:
The 4 year degree is just the high school diploma of 15-20 years ago. Kids entering college are so ill-equiped it isn't even funny. But then when the attitude changed to one that everyone has a right to go to college, that' whent he downfall began. When you let people go to university who have no business being there, the standards have to drop to keep the tuition coming in. Like the infamous Judge Smails from Caddyshack stated, "the world needs ditch-diggers as well". He couldn't have been more right. One thing college students, better get that Master's or Ph.d because in the working world, BS/BA degrees are a dime a dozen.
Ditch-diggers make pretty good money..lol Honestly though, after going back to school, after losing my job of 22 years, many kids aren't prepared or downright dumb. Many of their brains turned to mush because of the technology revolution. Some of them need Mapquest to find their way out of a paper bag. It's pathetic. And the excuses..Oh my god. One girl had the same family member die five times in three years because she was always late on every assigned item in every class. I knew Medical science was good but dang.
anidea

Vermilion, OH

#11 Sep 7, 2010
College degrees may be "a dime a dozen," but Ohio certainly lags many other states in the proportion of residents with that credential. Good luck to all the incoming freshmen. May you enjoy your college years, learn a lot, and have a fruitful career when you're finished. Ignore the naysayers. It's easier to criticize people who are trying to help themselves (or their children) toward a better life than it is to do the hard work of actually getting an education and changing the culture.

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 7, 2010
College ranks are swelling but people are getting stupid degrees like BA's in psychology and "sports management"
Education

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#13 Sep 7, 2010
Centuries ago..an education was a path to

enlightenment & knowledge. It was not about

getting a good job. College is just a scam between

big business & universities. Most jobs can be

learned by OJT. I'd rather have a person employed

with lots of common sense & streets smarts than

one who thinks the world owes them something

because of the college degree. Way over 50% of

grads never get a job in their chosen field of

study. Good luck to this younger generation.

So glad I'm out of the rat race.

Retired--thank God
OU Student

Hilliard, OH

#14 Sep 7, 2010
Education wrote:
Centuries ago..an education was a path to
enlightenment & knowledge. It was not about
getting a good job. College is just a scam between
big business & universities. Most jobs can be
learned by OJT. I'd rather have a person employed
with lots of common sense & streets smarts than
one who thinks the world owes them something
because of the college degree. Way over 50% of
grads never get a job in their chosen field of
study. Good luck to this younger generation.
So glad I'm out of the rat race.
Retired--thank God
Unfortunately, that's they way that they do things, I can do many jobs, but unless one has a Sheepskin" or the paper, one is stuck to McDonald's. Well, as a saving grace, I tested out of many things based on my experience, so it hasn't cost me that much to PLAY their game. I tested out and received credit for 15 classes for $50.00 per class. Most of these degrees are BS in BS...LOL Many of the colleges are doing this just to justify their existence.
OU Student

Hilliard, OH

#15 Sep 7, 2010
anidea wrote:
College degrees may be "a dime a dozen," but Ohio certainly lags many other states in the proportion of residents with that credential. Good luck to all the incoming freshmen. May you enjoy your college years, learn a lot, and have a fruitful career when you're finished. Ignore the naysayers. It's easier to criticize people who are trying to help themselves (or their children) toward a better life than it is to do the hard work of actually getting an education and changing the culture.
I can at least hand some of then the credit for trying. Many don't even bother and try to get a MBA in collecting benefits..
Kaci

Cleveland, OH

#16 Sep 7, 2010
College Or McDonalds wrote:
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.
Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.
THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
What college did you graduate from?!? The word is "definately" not "indefinately"...
Anonymous

Hilliard, OH

#17 Sep 7, 2010
Eugene_C wrote:
College ranks are swelling but people are getting stupid degrees like BA's in psychology and "sports management"
I think I've seen that face on Politco..LOL
Anonymous

Hilliard, OH

#18 Sep 7, 2010
Kaci wrote:
<quoted text>
What college did you graduate from?!? The word is "definately" not "indefinately"...
Guess what, get your own Spelling correct before you post...the word is D E F I N I T E L Y
Hooked on Fonics

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 7, 2010
College Or McDonalds wrote:
Folks, it may be unfortunate, but if you do not have, in the very least, a BA or a BS, your employer will indefinetly be McDonalds or Walmart and your address will be a trailer park in Grovetuckey (aka Grove City). Obtaining a BA or a BS is now the new "General Equivalency Diploma" and graduate school is like the new undergraduate degree.
Absolutely, there are those that may contend "I make good money and I didn't spend a day in college!" OK, that may be true, but you will probably be one of the last to be able to say that. Most manufacturers, financial firms, government agencies, service providers, etc. now require people to have a BA or a BS. Or if its not required, people with BA's and BS's are usually the preferred or "finalist" candidates.
THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CLEAR: prepare your child for college and be prepared to pay for it! If you don't, a short career in porn and a long career cleaning houses in Upper Arlington awaits your daughter. Your son will indefinetly be delivering pizza in Worthington. Then both your daughter and your son will be featured Grovetuckey residents on HBO.
This comment is so dumb I can't begin to respond. However, here is some enlightening information from the US Census Bureau:

29.4 percent of men and 26.1 percent of women in the U.S. hold a four-year degree.

I guess that we should have a poverty level of about 70% of the population then since the remainder are all working at McDonalds.

No large scale economy such as the United States', which is based on three sectors, Service, Manufacturing, and Technology, can function with nothing but white collar workers.

I can definitely see that one thing you didn't study in college was macro-economics.(Or logic for that matter.)
Jay

United States

#20 Sep 7, 2010
Ohio University is a complete rip-off. They charge an absurd amount of money for room and board and you get a second-rate degree. OU wants to upgrade the dorms so good luck and have fun paying for that if you go to OU. OU has so many ways to screw people over financially that it shouldn't even be legal. If I were a prospective student looking for a school in Ohio, I would go to a branch campus for two years (MUCH MUCH cheaper and get my own apartment to avoid unnecessary fees) and then transfer to Ohio State.
PC on the TEE

Leesburg, IN

#21 Sep 7, 2010
Too bad they won't have a job when they graduate like they had when Bush was president. Also, too bad that we are not better off today than we were 4 years ago.

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